Hi, hoping for some support - maybe others are going through/been through similar.
My baby girl is now 13 weeks old after being born at 30 weeks, so 3 weeks corrected. She's been home 2 weeks. She is breastfeeding. She has a PDA which probably kept her in nicu for so long, no plans for surgery as hoping its closing by itself, being monitored and she's on diuretics to help.
However, her weight gain isn't great. She is now 6lb11 and was born at 2lb13. She was tube fed ebm with added fortifier to help her gain.
Now she is breastfed and gained 23g per day for 4 days, then static for 3. Today she gained a55g in 3 days. So we are looking at supplementing. We have a medela sns. She doesn't like bottles (which may be a blessing in disguise as it means we're really trying with bf) she gags/chokes on them.
I want her to thrive, she's otherwise well, plenty of wet nappies, but not dirty ones regularly (another issue. - shes on lactulose and glycerine chips)
Any support/tips/help? Thank you x
Wife and mother to a wonderful son, a dear daughter now in God's arms after a brave 5 months of nicu, a precious rainbow toddler and tiny Angels due to mc. Living with a grieved but very grateful heart. Loving my family.