Re: 35 week preterm baby need help pleas
Congrats on your baby. Is he still in the NICU? How are his other vitals? Holding his own temp, no apnea or reflux? Obviously getting your son strong enough to nurse directly all the time is the goal. But as the mother of a preemie I completely understand that it might take time because stable and growing comes first. What I can say is pump as much and as often as you can. My first goal would be to pump as much as he needs so you can stop formula. Try to nurse each feeding or as often as the doctors will let you. Keep him on your bare chest in just his diaper when he's not eating. Let him comfort suckle as often as he wants and needs. All of this will increase your supply and encourage him to the breast. Once he is strong enough and is home and gaining well then you can concentrate on getting him to the breast full time.
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