I swear nothing is easy with a preemie baby. Everything goes against your better judgement and I feel all I do is nod my head because I just don't know. I have a now 34 week old baby in the NICU. He is fed breastmilk with Human Milk Fortifier added. I am having my doubts about the fortifier. He is spitting up alot, seems to be straining to poop, but no poop comes out and he just doesn't smell like a breastfed baby. He smells like a stinky formula fed baby and I find this very disturbing. Anyone else have a preemie and decline fortifier? My baby, Seamus is good sized, 5 lbs 4 oz. Birth weight was 4 pounds 14 oz. I am reading Jack Newman's Ultimate Breastfeeding Book of Answers and LLLI's Breastfeeding Answer Book. I am trying to resist the urge to call the hospital right this minute and say don't pollute his milk anymore!! I could do that right?? Oh, I just want him to come home away from the moniters and feeding tubes. It is so hard to find information.
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10/4/05 at 4:01am