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  1. Re: pumping for a 26 weeker, very low supply...

    I feel for you, I've been right where you are now. :hug It sounds like you are doing everything right with the pumping and dietwise. Try taking a nap during the day if you are able too, sleep...
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    Re: Penga will be home this weekend

    Definately pictures! Lots of them! :hug again.
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    Re: Penga will be home this weekend

    Fantastic new! I'm so happy for you! :cheer :hug
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    Re: Going through a set-back

    Wonderful news! I'm so glad she's doing better and out of the incubator. And :hug to you, it sounds like you are doing such a good job with her, you should be proud of yourself.
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    Re: Going through a set-back

    :hug :hug :hug

    It must have been so hard to hear that her coming home day had been put off for another ten days. Robert was in the NICU for 5 months, and towards the end of his stay there, every...
  6. Temas: litter boxes

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    Re: litter boxes

    Me too! DH's cat Sassy is a elderly little lady, but I swear she could drop an elephant at 100 yards with the smell of her kitty pee. :snicker
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    Re: I did it...he latched on.

    Fantastic news! I'm so glad you can hold you little boy again too!
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    Re: One step forward...two steps back

    Here are those links I said I'd dig up for you.

    http://www.prematurity.org/baby/index.html#premature

    http://www.marchofdimes.com/prematurity/index_nicu.asp

    I can't remember if anyone else...
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    Re: One step forward...two steps back

    I didn't get any oozing, thankfully. I was such a wimp at the time, I couldn't even look at the incision without turning as white as a sheet. :o

    :hug So sorry you've had such a rough day and...
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    Re: 33.2 weeks and need to vent

    Welcome and :hug My son is a preemie born by a c-section too. I've been right where you are with all the emotions regarding the birth and not being able to see him right away. I cried a lot too,...
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    Re: Feeling like a big fat fake.

    Thank you, all of you so much. I'm at a bit of a loss for words, I had no idea Robert's story was followed so closely here or, that in telling his that it might have helped others. Your kind words...
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    Feeling like a big fat fake.

    I wasn't sure where to post this, but due to the reason behind it all I thought here would be ok. I'm sorry to be writing such a downer of a post here but, this has been building up in me for months...
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    Re: anyone? premie info

    I've only just read this. How are things going?

    My DS was born at 27 weeks by emergency c-section, we were trying to last until 30 weeks but it wasn't to be. He had a some problems as he was...
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    Re: Hello Everyone - New Here!

    Hello there! My little fellow was born at 27 weeks, and in the NICU for five months. He was a surprise too, we weren't planning on trying for a baby for another six months.

    I was only able to...
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    Re: Robert Update. (warning loooong post)

    At last, Robert has his g-tube! He had to get it re-scheduled for today at 12.30 pm as they needed to put him under a general anesthetic to do it. They tried to do it with him under heavy sedation...
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    Re: Robert Update. (warning loooong post)

    You Ladies are lovely, I wish I could give you all :hug :hug :hug in person, your support here has been such a help.

    Here's another update. We were supposed to have begun the feeding study...
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    Re: Robert Update. (warning loooong post)

    Today Robert had a barium swallow (sp) test to check for anything physical wrong with him that could affect his feeding. Me and DF heaved huge sighs of relief when the results showed nothing wrong...
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    Robert Update. (warning loooong post)

    Hello all, I thought that instead of throwing updates in among my replies to other threads that I'd start a thread here for my LO.

    I have some mixed news for my first official update here. The...
  19. Temas: Boppy pillow

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    Re: Boppy pillow

    My LC found a My Breast Friend support pillow to try a little over a week ago, it supports the baby and the mothers back really well, but I found it too bulky and confining to shift nursing positions...
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    Re: Got Milk??? Nope!!!

    Speaking as a Mum who's had low supply issues since my DS arrived, I have lots of ideas that could help. These are things I've either tried myself, or am planning to, if the other things don't help....
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    Re: New to pumping and it Hurts!

    The breast shield on your pump could be too small. Have a look next time you pump. If your nipple looks too tightly crammed in there, that could be causing the pain. I talked to my LC about pain...
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    Re: DH's Bosses Baby born at 32 weeks....

    How about a small pink photo album/bragbook? She could use it specifically for pictures of her daughter as she goes through her various milestones in the NICU. I know having pictures of our DS's...
  23. Temas: Our Big Day

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    Our Big Day

    Hello all,
    today was a big day for me, my son and my husband, who was there cheering me on, and I just had to share. So apologies in advance for the long post.

    After two months of pumping and...
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    Re: Is this usual?

    I'm taking 6 a day as instructed by my LC. Though I will ask her about that if things don't improve by the end of the week. Good to know I can try that. :)

    And thanks for the words of support...
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    Is this usual?

    Hello all,
    I have a question here. I'm a first time Mum of a preemie, born 12th December by emergency c-section (sever pre-eclampsia)at 27 weeks. I began pumping two days after he was born, but...
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