Hi, first of all, reading and posting on the forum is the only thing keeping my spirits up while EPing and tube feeding my LO! So thanks
My DD has a cleft palate so she can't suck. My question is, when we get cleared to oral feed -- in a couple weeks I hope -- so around 4 months old, I want to skip trying to bottle feed (which is generally the only suggestion) and try to use the SNS (Supplemental Nurser by Medela).
But so far, everything with the ped, doctors, and therapists have centered around trying the Haberman feeder bottle. I want to give BF the best chance I can, but how can I persuade the therapists to go for it without allowing myself to be bullied?? My opinions tend to get brushed aside, and I am working on being more vocal, but I just don't know how to say that I don't want to bottle feed -- or at least only do it as a last resort.
*****DD gains well through her G Tube -- but the therapists act as though BF will be too much extra work for the baby. Is BF that much more work than bottle feeding? What do I say!?!?!?!?!?!