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  1. Re: Must change plastic bottles after 6 months??

    Maybe because plastic in general is not good for us, microwaved or not. I wish I could have done the glass bottle route. Actually, I did save some of my baby food jars and have been freezing the...
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    Re: When did your premie start solids?

    My 28 wkr started solids at 6.5 months adj and LOVED it. I waited to be sure he was ready, and believe me, he was more than ready, but every baby is different. i made a big deal of it, but I have...
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    Re: Being written up for pumping

    Ditto to everything already said, and one more point to add.... She is leaking bodily fluids out of a place that will come into contact with babies, all of them very sick babies! I am sure she is...
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    Re: Pumping for a Preemie

    Congrats on your miracle! I had a 28 wkr, and I am oh so very blessed to have somehow kept pumping through our NICU stay, I knew he needed my milk more than anything. Keep at it! You are doing so...
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    Re: Iron supplementation ?

    I just did what the Ped told me to do. Now that we are low again, he ordered a CBC. We will see what that comes back with, and what the doc has to say about fixing it. We are just starting solids,...
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    Re: Iron supplementation ?

    I would love to hear as well. We gave DS (28 wkr) iron supplements when we came home last Sept (only gave for a few weeks), still has low hemo. So I would like to know too what works. I take...
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    Re: Mom with Anemia wants to BF

    ditto the PP!! getting iron levels back up are tough though. If she is weak pale or sickly this time around, she should be under close care!
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    Re: low milk supply for my premmie :-(

    Congrats on your litle one! From experience, I can only say to make sure that for every bottle of formula you give him, make sure you pump at least that much, your body will then know it needs to...
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    Re: When to give up and accept low supply?

    I gave up and accepted my low supply a long time ago. But I just threw in the towel and let him nurse every 1 1/2 hours. We never did supplement. He is growing just fine. But I also see you have...
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    "Don't wait too long to start solids!"

    DS is 6 months and is just starting to sit up, doesnt have interest in what we eat (well he wants to eat my tea mug and DH's beer can can but those don't count:D ) So when I told a friend that we...
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    Re: DH's Bosses Baby born at 32 weeks....

    oh... a calendar so she can write down the milestoones whne they happen. like the day she hits 3 libs, 4 lbs, etc. first day of nurisng attempts... I suppose one of those baby calendars you get at...
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    Re: DH's Bosses Baby born at 32 weeks....

    Cute little hats for when they finally get to take their LO out of the incubator and kangaroo.
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    Re: Please help-Almost no milk left!!

    Congrats! I hope your LO's are doing well and busy getting big! My boy was born at 28 too. How about a massage before pumping to stimulate let down? Midway through your pumping session stop and...
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    Re: Can't seem to get enough to store...

    i would say when he gets fussy, nurse him. IMHO he is going through a growth spurt and is working on your body to make more. best way to make more is to nurse more. try a nursing vacation. i never...
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    Re: New here and a question about WIC

    wic gave me a great pump because i had to go back to work. kind of a generic version of the pump in stlye...it isnt in a black leather case, but other than that it is the pump in style. free of...
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    Re: NYwifey is a mommy!! :)

    Congrats!!! I Was Just Thinking About You This Morning, Glad To Hear All Went Well! Welcome To The World Colin!!!
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    Re: Preemie in NICU - nipple confusion?

    Congrats on your sweetie! I wont go into all of our bf troubles with my 28 weeker, but i would not give up. I can't tell you how rewarding it is to have persevered through the hard times and coming...
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    Re: Anemic preemie

    When our 28 wkr came home I had to give iron but it was a liquid form. I dont knwo anything about the pills. DS did have one transfusion but he was a few weeks old at that point and hasnt had to have...
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    Re: working and Night waking

    Because I couldnt figure out the side-lyiing nursing position and I was afraid to co-sleep, I would get up numerous times per night, get him out of the bassinett, go sit in the chair, and nurse....
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    Re: Nurse and pump at same time?

    DS is 3 months old and I usually use the football position and I use pump in style on the other. was tricky at first, but now, no prob.
  21. Re: How long to wait to pump after delivery..

    If it comes down to it and really want a better pump and still cannot afford it and your income is that you are elegible for WIC, they will give you a pump...wait... maybe they only gave me a pump...
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    Re: Is this pumping schedule okay?!

    Congrats on making it out of the NICU! How old is your LO now? Here is my experience with a preemie... I had a 28 wk DS and I pumped every 2-3 hours for 15 min while he was in the NICU. You have...
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    Re: Question about building milk supply?

    You may be constantly nursing a LO (for a short time period) when you do away with supplements, until your supply catches up. You are constantly making milk, your breasts are never really empty, so...
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    Re: Ack, help please!

    Congrats on your baby! I feel your pain, girl. Dont let this get you down, you can do it! My 28 wk old boy came home from the NICU at 37 weeeks with the drs suggestion of giving him a bottle...
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    Constant Feeding

    Quinn was born 12 weeks early at 2 lbs 10 oz. He is now at the adjusted age of 1 month. He eats all day long, no exaggeration. He gets the first breast until he satisfied and then always takes the...
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