Cereal and Formula for Preemie in NICU..wth? Eta* **update**
I guess he is now dealing with acid reflux, and they want to put him on formula with cereal. I told her first of all, they can mix BM with cereal if they really think it is necessary, but really? Cereal for a preemie? All he has ever had is BM, I cannot imagine this would be good for him. DD had acid reflux too, and the cereal only made it worse so we stopped but she was 4 months old. He hasnt even reached his due date!
She is really having a hard time with some of the negligent nurses. A couple of examples: leaving him in a wet diaper for a couple hours (a day or 2 after his surgery) and trying to push more sedatives since he was "fussy." He was fine 5 minutes after dad changed his diaper... Knowing he has acid reflux and tube feeding him while he is lying down. And mom is fighting them about something every other day.
Anyone have any information or experience with this? I told her I would personally fight them tooth and nail on this one.
ETA: Forgot to mention they want to also put him on Reglan (this is a horrible medication with really bad side-effects) and zantac.
**update**I just spoke with my other cousin (mama's sister) and apparently she had cussed the nurses out and he is back on mama's milk. I am not sure if it is still fortified but he is 5 lbs 2 oz so I do not think that is necessary any more. This just cracks me up because this is sooo unlike her to be cussing anyone out. But hey when it is your child's life, I do not blame her!!