A 33-year-old member asked:
Can i nurse my premature baby?
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Pediatrics 26 years experience
Yes: Yes, and it is encouraged if possible. If your baby is in the nicu or newborn nursery, there should be lactation consultants and/or breastfeeding counselors who can work with you and your newborn.
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Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes: As your premi's status improves and feeding is started, your expressed breast milk can be used for early gastric tube feeding. Sometimes they will mix this with material to increase the protein & calorie content. When some of the breathing support is removed and baby shows a good latch & swallow, you can feed in the unit. You can work with your OB & lactation consultant to boost your supply if low.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
What is a premature baby?
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Pediatrics 13 years experience
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