Re: Is my baby not strong enough to breastfeed??
Congratulations on your son!!
My guess is that he likes the more instant satisfaction of the bottle. It takes time, but it can be done. My daughter was born at 33 weeks and didn't take the breast until 41 weeks and didn't nurse full time for another 3-4 weeks. The issue is that he is still so small, so you don't want him to exert too much energy trying to breastfeed. Give it time though. Once he is big enough, you can give it a much more vigilant try. Right now, I personally would continue to offer for each feeding, but if he refuses I would bottle feed him. But be sure that you have the slowest flow bottle, that way it most resembles what he would get from the breast.
Don't be discouraged. It just takes a little more time with a preemie.
If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun. - Katharine Hepburn