I am 29 weeks pregnant and my ob expects that I will go into labor soon due to an abruption. I am worried about breastfeeding....
Have any of you successfully breastfed a premature baby? And how early was your baby?
Asked by Anonymous at 6:03 AM on May. 22, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)
Answer by DomoniqueWS at 6:05 AM on May. 22, 2010
Answer by Nyx7 at 7:48 AM on May. 22, 2010
Answer by ArmyMom2oneboy at 9:38 AM on May. 22, 2010
Answer by ArmyMom2oneboy at 9:42 AM on May. 22, 2010
My first born was born at 33 weeks.He was tube fed for four weeks. I pumped and he was fed breast milk. The hospital demanded he take a bottle first before leaving the hospital. I pumped and bottle fed him, the hospital pushed this as my son had reflux and apnea. Breast feeding was too stressful for my son. I allowed him to grow and kept trying to nurse him from the breast.. I did finger feeding with a tube and then put the tube on my nipple to get him to grasp my nipple, When he was 4 months old a friend invited me to stay over night, and with her help, he finally learned to latch on and nurse. He nursed until he was four years old.. My son has just surpassed me in height, at 5 ft 1 inch. I am glad every day that I stuck out all the nursing problems we had. My son is a healthy almost 13 year old.
Answer by mom2boys1997 at 11:03 AM on May. 22, 2010
If there are several hospitals in your area with special care nurseries, call a LLL Leader and see if she knows which one is the most breastfeeding friendly. If a hospital is certified "Baby-Friendly" that means it follows practices that support breastfeeding. You can change where you give birth up until the last second. When I found out I was going to have a preemie I made an appointment with a high risk OB but never made it to the appointment. When I had to go to the hospital I just went to the hospital where she practiced and I was able to have her manage my very high risk pregnancy and delivery.
http://www.kellymom.com/ is a great breastfeeding website. Many hospitals have wifi if you have a laptop.
Answer by Gailll at 12:21 PM on May. 22, 2010
Answer by AmiJanell at 12:46 PM on May. 22, 2010
Answer by AmiJanell at 12:49 PM on May. 22, 2010
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