I don't know if I am looking for advise, or a vent, but here's my situation. My son was born at 33 weeks. On Friday he will be 2 weeks. He never needed oxygen, and he is not having any problem holding his temp, breathing, no A & B's. And he is now in an open crib. He was born 4lbs 8oz. He went down to 4lbs 2 oz., but he is already up to 4lbs 10oz.
He has been feeding via tube every 3 hrs. I have Nursed a few times, and he is able to latch on, but after a few mins, he just stops, like he is not hungry any more. The NICU is "requireing" that he cannot leave until he is able to take 8 full feedings via breast or bottle for a couple of days in a row. I feel like he is getting fed so much, he is not hungry enough to bottle or breast.
My first son was full term, and I nursed him for a full year. I can't ever remember him taking 8 full feedings in one day. It is a new hospital, and he is the only baby in NICU. I feel like they are keeping him hostage to keep the insurance money rolling in. Does anyone have any thoughts or suggestions? Has anyone had any luck with cup feeding?