I am a first time preemie mom. My son was born 31 weeks and 4 days on December 21, 2006. He was born via emergency c-section due to medical reasons I was having and the doctors need to take care of it. This was a task because I was hospitalized for awhile in ICU and there was my son in the NICU. At times I didnt know who I felt most sorry for, myself - or my son in the NICU and all it woes! It took awhile before I was able to go and visit so alot of the early stuff I missed and my husband had to endure! A preterm baby and his wife in surgery for 7 hours and then his wife in ICU and his son in NICU. But to God be the glory we are both here and doing fine.
Amongst other issues my son has had, RSV, reflux,..... when I give my son water and juice he gets choke. I spoke to his GI doctor who told me it will get better with his age. But all of mothers know that water is extremley important and so is his juice (liquids). Can anyone help or share with me how can get my son to drink his liquids without getting choke.
Also, in the early stages I got him to take the baby dessert by sucking through a bottle. Now he wont take it all! I tried spoon feeding him and he is not the least interested in a spoon! I feel at this age and I know with my other full term kids the started spoon feeding at around 7-8months. Is it too early for the spoon (for a preemie) and Should I be concern that he is not taking the dessert ot the juice?
He Only wants his milk and rice ceral!
Also, at 10months (on the 21st) 8 adjusted, when should I expect his first teeth. I understand that preemies develop a bit late/
Any positive suggestions and your story would help!