I need help! long story, but I'm hoping someone can help!
I had my twins October 9, they were 6 weeks premature. Ryker was 5 lb 12 oz and Ronin was 4 lbs 11 oz.
I immediately asked for a pump and also tried to nurse them. Ryker nursed very well but Ronin had trouble latching..Then they both started losing weight at a fast rate. The pedi--who is NOT very supportive of bf'ing at all..I explained to her that I'd like to BF, because I felt that this was better for them right now. She went on this tirade about her daughter is smart and healthy and she was FF'ed..That really put me off.
She put them on 24 cal preemie formula. I would nurse and then they'd get the formula. They STILL lost weight..
So, the o/c Dr came in that weekend (who was MUCH more supportive of bf'ing) and had them on a 3 hour schedule--meaning that the MOST they could go without food is 3 hours, but still feed them on demand. So, I had to give them EBM with a fortifier. She also said for me to nurse them once a day.
Ryker has no problems going back and forth. Ronin still has trouble nursing. It depends on the day, some days he'll nurse really well and other days, he won't nurse at all..
So, I was wondering if anyone had any ideas on how to get Ronin to nurse? Anyone had the same experience and eventually got their preemie to nurse?