My twins were born at 34 weeks and 3 days. They are actually doing well breastfeeding and my supply is fine, too. (I have been pumping like crazy).
Yesterday, when they turned a bit past 2 weeks old, they told me they wanted to start fortifying my breast milk. Today, when I brought my daughter home they told me that I could either
a) Pump and fortify my breastmilk with neo-sure preemie infant formula when I give my daughter all her feedings with a bottle
b) Breastfeed and then give her two bottles of preemie formula a day.
This annoys me to no end. I want to exclusively breastfeed my twins and it looks like that's a real possibility if I ignore their advice. But I also don't want to damage my twins' growth (as they were implying if I do that).
Your experiences and advice? I know preemies are different, but the doc recommends I do this for 6 months....which I think is absolute BS.
At this point, we are not exclusively bfing, so when I give my daughter a bottle of my breast milk, I am fortifying it. That said, I think she could go full time bf pretty soon.
Thanks for your help! I feel like I don't have a lot of time to research this before I have to make a decision.