Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Harwood Ontario Canada
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I thought I would post here for some support, our little girl was born September 7th, though not due till October 10th. She is doing amazing, didnt ever really need much in hospital other then some oxygen and NG tube for feeding. She was born 5lbs 10 ounces, which I suppose isnt that bad for a preemie. Were home now, and trying to cope with life with a newborn, never mind a smaller then expected newborn.
I am a mom of 5, and must admit to having zero confidence with this one. I think its because shes so small, I am constantly worried that she isnt ok. I think the thing I worry about most is breastfeeding. She was having top ups in the hospital but as soon as we got home she refused the bottle and has been exclusively breastfed, as were all my other children, but with her I worry. She only nurses in 5-20 min stretches depending, so of course I am wondering if shes getting enough. Shes eating ever 2-3 hours and Her diapers say she is, but...argh...anyone else having problems with confidence with their at home preemie?
Unschooling Crunchy Mama of 5 babies. Welcome Emily-Rose born September 7th 2010!