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    need some advice and encouragment

    Yes it's me again. And little Matthew is STILL in the NICU. He's doing well though and we are hoping he can come home in a matter of days. I'm really stressing about how he is nursing right now...
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    Re: Matthew is coming home soon!

    Well he has had a few setbacks and won't be coming home this week :( It is getting discouraging to me b/c he is already 7 weeks old and I would have been 36 weeks pregnant. He is doing well though -...
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    Matthew is coming home soon!

    Matthew is now 6 1/2 weeks old and we are hoping he will be leaving the NICU very soon. The doctor said to be ready to possibley bring him home one day this week!! Right now he is being bed bottles...
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    Re: Will he breastfeed?

    I pumped three months for my first daughter - a 31 weeker. She never did nurse. The nicu she was born in though was not ever supportive of breastfeeding though so I think that played a roll in that. ...
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    Re: update on baby matt

    His full feeding right now is 44 cc's....and he weighs just under 5 pounds. He was getting 30 ccs in a tube after I nursed him but now that it doesn't like he is getting much they started giving him...
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    update on baby matt

    Matthew is five weeks old today!! He has grown soo much...he was born at 3 pounds 5 ounces (29 weeks) and is now approaching the 5 pound mark. I would have been 34 weeks pregnant now. He is doing so...
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    breast shields?

    Has anyone used these to feed their preemie? How did it work out?
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    Re: Nutrition & BF

    I recently read an article that said even women in countries going through famines are able to sill make good nutritious breastmilk. So probably your milk is fine. But the thing is if you don't get...
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    Re: not sure what to do

    I'm sorry you're having a rough time...I know pumping can be a pain in the butt.
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    Re: new and need some advice

    Thanks for the suggestions. Last night I went out and got a bigger horm (lol..I don't really know what they're called either) and have been using that. In any case it doesn't hurt so bad when I pump...
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    Re: Formula Supplement

    Well my daughter was not as early as yours - 31 weeks - but she too had to go on a high calorie formula while in the nicu b/c she had trouble gaining weight. Once she was home I put her on 100%...
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    Re: new and need some advice

    Yes..I've been hand expressing too. And using a manual pump. lol..basically anyway I can get the milk out - I'm pretty desperate. The clog is actually not on the tip of my nipple - its on the sides....
  13. Re: How long to pump since he won't breastfeed?

    I had the same experience with my daughter - a 31 weeker. I pumped for three months. I felt very guilty about quiting but it just got to be too much for me. After I quit I got more rest and was...
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    new and need some advice

    Hi, my name is Claire. I have a daughter Beth who is 15 months old and a new little son Matt who was just born on April 19th. He was born at only 29 weeks so he is in the NICU for the time being..I...
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