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#1 of 3 Old 01-05-2009, 12:00 PM - Thread Starter
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I am having identical twins 4 weeks early and tomorrow we are visiting with the nicu nurse. What questions would you ask?

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Can you room in if need be?

Do you have pumping stations, LCs, and storage area for breastmilk?

How often should I pump etc (every 4 hours for 20 minutes for multiplies)

Can the twins room together in the isolette?

do each child get a primary nurse?

What are the visiting hours and who can come?

What time is rounds (no one allowed HIPA thing)

Kangeroo care?


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yeah, ask their b'feeding/ expressed milk policy.

ideally you should pump every two to three hours, maybe one four hour slot at night. that should give you enough to have babies fully ebm and mean you have a bountiful supply for when they are at the breast ( which they might be anyway at that gestation with the right support )


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