Re: Transition from NICU schedule to more of a demand schedule - HOW?
1st off - what a cutie!
My DS was only in the NICU for a week. When we were finally allowed to take him home I treated him like a newborn, following all the instructions they give the mamas with full term babies.
Our feed schedule was every 3 hours in the NICU, but towards the end there were times they'd allow me to nurse on demand because DS wanted it! (FWIW, I spent most of the time in the NICU, around the clock so this was possible)
I think a good thing to do is to not watch the clock, but watch your baby. I personally felt this was important because I felt cheated from the whole preterm birth/NICU expereince and wanted to just be with my son whether he wanted to nurse, sleep or anything else.
My answers are in red.
Originally Posted by @llli*finally-a-mommy
DS June 2007
DD1 April 2009
DD2 April 2011