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Can I breastfeed my baby in the nicu?
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatrics - Pulmonology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Nutrition
Most NICUs will encourage breastfeeding in the NICU, and may help you to store the milk for use in the NICU.
This is a very good formula for the baby and your neonatologist may add supplemental calories to boost calories.

In brief: Nutrition
Most NICUs will encourage breastfeeding in the NICU, and may help you to store the milk for use in the NICU.
This is a very good formula for the baby and your neonatologist may add supplemental calories to boost calories.
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Dr. Jalal Zuberi
You should always welcome opportunities to breast feed your baby! The natural DHEA in breast milk is critically important for his brain growth, besides establishing the needed bonding with you.
Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine
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In brief: Typically
They will want you to pump and use your milk if the the child cannot be nursed.

In brief: Typically
They will want you to pump and use your milk if the the child cannot be nursed.
Dr. Gregory Hines
Dr. Gregory Hines
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