Re: Transition NICU baby from bottle to exclusively breast? Help!
One thing to watch for and consider is that preemies often have gastro-esophageal reflux because their digestive systems didn't have as much time to develop. There are some who, rather than spitting up, have what's called silent reflux -- where the fluid in the stomach comes up into the esophagus and then goes back down. Whether the refluxed material is acidic or not, it is very uncomfortable, and some babies will seek out nursing to help soothe their throats. Here is some more information about reflux and breastfeeding www.kelly mom.com/babyconcerns/reflux.html
Welcome, by the way, and congratulations on your LO, and graduating from the NICU!
Mama to Lorenzo, born 4/25/2007. NICU graduate, Gastro-Esohapgeal Reflux, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Sensory Processing Disorder...alive and thriving thanks to breastfeeding and co-sleeping.
Those who say it can't be done should not interrupt the person doing it.