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    Bad latch???

    We somewhat have this nursing thing down.:clap However, Brayden has a horrible latch. Milk is constantly dribbling out of the corners of his mouth. He doesn't have a tight seal. I initially...
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    Should i wake him up?

    You would think i was a first time mommy with all of these questions. :) It's a whole new life bf a preemie.

    I started using the football hold and it's been going great. :clap He is a very...
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    I nursed him but it didn't go over well..

    Thanks for the tips ladies on being assertive. :) Brayden should be coming home today or tomorrow. It has been 3 days since i nursed him and we didn't have an issue then. They increased his feeds...
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    NICU won't allow me to BF.

    I am so frustrated. Brayen was transferred from a Level 3 NICU to a level 2 NICU at a different hospital. This hospital wants me to feed him by bottle first (53 ccs) and then try to nurse. ...
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    Problems...suck swallow and breathe

    Brayden is doing great with trying to breastfeed, but we have some issues. The feeding tube is out, but yet when i nurse milk is drooling out of the corners of the mouth. He doesn't have/keep a...
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    I did it...he latched on.

    I nursed Brayden for the first time yesterday. He is 34 weeks gestation now and he latched on with no problem. However, after 4 minutes and just at my letdown he fell asleep. I tried everything to...
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    Re: Nursing with a feeding tube

    I asked them if they could move it and they said no. The NICU that we are at is not very proactive when it's comes to nursing. They love expressed bm in a bottle. :( I know it will come in time. ...
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    Re: 33.2 weeks and need to vent

    You all are such lifesavers. I saw my little guy today and he has improved so much in a few short days. It's just amazing.
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    Nursing with a feeding tube

    I get to try to nurse my baby tomorrow, but i'm so nervous. He has a feeding tube and of course they are not going to remove it until he is a champ at nursing. However, how can i get a good latch...
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    Re: Pacifier use

    I just spoke a lactation consultant and the NICU had me pumping and dumping which totally bummed me out. The LC told me to save that milk for home...there is absolutely nothing wrong with it. So now...
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    Pacifier use

    My girls never used a pacifier. I always had them suckle at the breast but when DH went to visit Brayden this morning he said they had a pacifier in his mouth. It upsets me to hear that as i don't...
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    Re: 33.2 weeks and need to vent

    Thank you so much for all of the information. Brayden was 5lbs 8.8 oz when he was born at 33 wks. Quite chunky. :) They put him in an isolet last night and he is doing well.

    My two girls are...
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    One step forward...two steps back

    This morning my white blood count has doubled. I found out i have an infection in the uterine lining and that is what most likely caused me to rupture. Braydens cultures come back hopefully tonight...
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    33.2 weeks and need to vent

    I just had my little boy yesterday at 33 weeks. I am a bag of emotions and feel that i missed out on the birth experience. I had to have a C-section under general anesthesia and today was the first...
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