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Can I breast-feed my premature baby in the nicu?

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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
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatrics - Pulmonology

In brief: Pumping or feeding

I agree that this is the preferred nutrition for the baby.
If your baby requires added calories, a supplement may be added to the pumped milk to boost calories. Nasal feedings are used sometimes, and it really depends on the situation. The goal is to have the baby gain weight which helps to offset the effects of being born prematurely.

In brief: Pumping or feeding

I agree that this is the preferred nutrition for the baby.
If your baby requires added calories, a supplement may be added to the pumped milk to boost calories. Nasal feedings are used sometimes, and it really depends on the situation. The goal is to have the baby gain weight which helps to offset the effects of being born prematurely.
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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