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    Re: g-tube, bfing and bottle issues

    Have you tried using a nipple shield?
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    Re: Iron suppliments

    All I know is that preemies often need extra iron because most of the transfer of iron from mom to baby happens in the last trimester (and from the cord after birth) and preemies miss out on both of...
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    Re: Bottle bias?

    Another update...

    Zephan's doing really well. So far he's doing "tube to boob" very well. We started putting him at the breast for nuzzling and comfort at 31 weeks, just a few days after he was...
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    Breastmilk and HMF help please!

    Our son Zephan was born last week at 31 weeks 3 days. He's now 32 weeks 3 days and doing very well. Breathing on his own, having breastmilk through an NG tube, off IV fluids and meds, beginning to...
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    Re: Help! I need more milk.

    You sound like you are exhausted. Make sure you are getting enough rest. Likewise, drink lots of fluids and eat well. These basics do make a difference as far as supply!

    You could try taking...
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    Re: Bottle bias?

    Our son is here!

    Zephan was born one week ago at 31 weeks 3 days. He was 3 pounds 13 ounces. Overall, he's doing really well.

    It looks like our NICU is very supportive of breastfeeding. There...
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    Re: Bottle bias?

    Please do pass on whatever else you can find! Thank you.

    I found some research that suggests that breastfeeding is actually less stressful for the baby. Likewise, babies can begin...
  8. Re: Please help-- week old & going bonkers!

    We had a 5lb 8oz little boy too. He was also sleepy for the first month.

    Here are a few ideas:
    Try to limit distractions for your baby as much as possible, especially when he is eating. Feed him...
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    Bottle bias?

    Separate from the issue of whether breastmilk is superior to formula, there seems to be a bottle bias at many hospitals.

    Doctors, nurses and parents of preemies often say things like:...
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