i finally got it all written down, nine months after willow's birth 9 weeks premature.
i hope this can help someone
Thanks for sharing your story. I am 24 weeks pregnant and on bedrest, hoping not to need a NICU but trying to be prepared just in case.
Jen - married to my , mama to DD (19), DD (17), DS (13), DSD (13), DS (8), forever missing my Hannah Grace born still at 18 weeks, now on bedrest and expecting our miracle in November.
Thank you for sharing your story.
I had my baby 1 week ago today at 33w2d. He's totally fine and healthy but the doctors haven't put in an order for him to start on bottles, yet. He's still got the nasal gavage. He will suck on my finger and a pacifier, though not consistently well. The nurses and lactation consultants have helped me try him at the breast several times, but he's always been too sleepy to do much. Today he did get some milk, but promptly spit up all back up. I think my flow is too strong for him. I am getting serious amounts of milk.
I am fine with doing the hard work when he gets home to get him on the breast - for now I'd LOVE for the doctors to put him on a bottle so he can come home! No one has mentioned him being allowed home on the gavage.
Also, I feel like they are feeding him too much.. He spits up after nearly every meal. He's just 4 pounds 14 ounces and they are giving him 40 mL every three hours. It's all breastmilk, with this 'HMF' powder they add to it. Doesn't that seem like a lot??
Tenk ~ happily married with lots of kids