Re: A few questions..
Hi: just a word on your last question. My LO was 6 weeks premature, & the awesome docs at my hospital were anxious that he be exclusively breastmilk fed, at least until his due date. Unfortunately they relied on bottles, but that's another story. Anyhow, these Stanford Neonatologists said that formula can be hard for preemies to digest and thus lead to other, secondary issues. So, in short, NO, no preemie "needs" formula. Unless, of course, theres nothing else to eat.
Mother to a sweet boy, born at 34 weeks on 2/11/11.
Proud that I grew 26 lbs of baby before solids, and still counting...
We received banked milk in the NICU. Thank you, donors!!!