My son was born 5 1/2 weeks early and lost weight and had jaundice. We ended up supplementing with both pumped breastmilk and some formula. I supplemented using an SNS. I used the largest sized tubing to make things easier for him (at the advice of the pediatrician). The only bottle he's ever had (3 times in almost 4 weeks) is the Adiri breastbottle nurser. He's never had a regular bottle or a pacifier.
Yesterday I tried to downsize to the medium tubing and at one feeding I tried to downsize to the small SNS tubing. Both times he took very little supplement and he was exhausted by the end of the feeding (gasping for breath, red swollen eyes).
He's back up to birthweight but still in the lower percentiles. The thing is, my older daughter got "hooked" on the SNS flow and wouldn't nurse without it and it was a full year of SNS he11.
Has anyone on here successfully weaned from the SNS?