with my first he was premmee at 34 weeks. he had to go into the NICU for a little over a week so I had to pump and even then they didnt give it to him till the last couple days and in a bottle. we had nursing issues for an entire month cause of his size and my breasts produced too much for him half the time i drowned the poor guy. What do i do this time? If she is early (which im going on 33 weeks and she's trying) do I just pump less so over production doesnt happen. and if she isnt early and I can put her straight to my breast, do i have to pump prior or after or anything???Answer Question
Honestly, the should have given her the breastmilk from the get go, it is proven to be the best thing for premies especially because you had so much. The could have also given the baby the milk by other methods other than a bottle. I would visit http://www.drjacknewman.com/ and http://www.kellymom.com/ and also take a look at this site http://newborns.stanford.edu/Breastfeeding/PMGs.html and http://newborns.stanford.edu/Breastfeeding/MaxProduction.html
Learn all you can about premies and breastmilk and how breastfeeding can be encouraged by the NICU.
Answer by amileegirl at 8:30 AM on Jan. 12, 2010
Answer by amileegirl at 8:41 AM on Jan. 12, 2010
Answer by LeanneC at 10:54 AM on Jan. 12, 2010