I had my son at 24 weeks and he never developed the ability to suck and swallow and still has a feeding tube (mickey button) at 11 years old. I only got to pump for him. My daughter came 36 weeks and I breastfed her for 14 months. I really want to breastfeed this time too. I have an incompetent cervix and am 28 weeks 2 days now. At what point in gestation can I still breastfeed? Can babies go from an ng tube for feedings to breastfeeding even if they are in nicu and need feeding help in the begining? Sorry for all the questions. Now that survival isn't my main concern for a premature birth I'm starting to worry ill miss out on bf'ing.
on Sep. 16, 2012 at 10:33 AM