We have a 34.6 week premie. This is his 3rd day in the NICU and Mom will be discharged tomorrow. I am the father. I come from a family and country outside the USA where breastfeeding is not frowned upon as much. My mother had a breastfeeding clinic for 21 years in a developing country. She is our well of information.
We came to the conclusion that it will be impossible to breastfeed our son around the clock at this high tech hospital where they forgot to add the live-in rooms for nursing premie moms. Mom has started to feed our son who is latching pretty well if he is not asleep. I’m helping mom with pumping and hand expressing. She is not producing enough milk yet for the time when Mom will be home sleeping. The milk flows much better when he is sucking. We would like to provide our son with breast milk around the clock. We need some American advice.