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Thread: I did it...he latched on.

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    Default I did it...he latched on.

    I nursed Brayden for the first time yesterday. He is 34 weeks gestation now and he latched on with no problem. However, after 4 minutes and just at my letdown he fell asleep. I tried everything to wake him and he refuses. The NICU nurse said this is completely normal and we had to finish up the feed with a bottle of bm.

    At least i know he can nurse. They took out the feeding tube and if needed (he isn't eating as they would like) it goes back in the nose and not the mouth.

    Just wanted to share.

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    Wonderful news! I'm so happy for you! Thank you so much for sharing. I hope you'll continue to keep us updated on your baby's progress!

    Did your nurse mention breast compressions as a means of keeping your baby awake at the breast? The technique might prove really helpful when your baby is a little stronger.

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    Default Re: I did it...he latched on.

    fabulous! way to go mom (and baby)!!!
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    Default Re: I did it...he latched on.

    Fantastic news! I'm so glad you can hold you little boy again too!

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    Congratulations! What a great accomplishment!
    Mommie to big sister Eszter, and twinnies Sophia and Josiah

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    you go girl.
    i'm proud of you and you LO

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