So here goes. My son Kayson was born 5-31-07 at 33 wks gest. I have a complete placenta abbruction. He had a rough start had to be on a ventalater for 4 days then O2. I was not alowed to put him to beast at all in the NICU. They bottlefeed his breast milk . He gained weight, and came home 3 weeks after his birth. Now that he is home he has not gained the required 1 oz a day. The doctors want me to stop breast feeding, and give him high cal. formula.. I would rather jump off a bridge then do that.
We have mixed breastmilk with formula, and he hate it.. (I can't blame him it's smells awful!)
He will only nurse with a sheild. I still try him with out it at each feeding.
Should I stop nursing?
Should I only pump, and give it to him that way?
And how much should I be pumping out at a time?
Thank you all so much