Re: interesting information
It's too late and that link is too long, but I agree it needs to be addressed. My daughter was a 33 week preemie with major feedin problems. I believe she would have left the NICU a week earlier, had it not been for feeding problems. First, she threw up every meal that contained anything artificial. So I begged them to discontinue extra calories. Then I felt they were over feeding and had it set too quickly. They couldn't figure out why she would vomit so much up and had weight gain issues. Again, it took several days for them to believe me that she just needed less and to have it given at a slower pace - tube fed. Once they did that she finally started gaining weight. I was shocked that an institution that fed babies all day every day couldn't comprehend that babies aren't a pattern. They are all different and there is no 'formula' - pun intended. I hope they really look at it and make some changes to the standards.
If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun. - Katharine Hepburn