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Breastfeeding vs. Bottle feeding

Dupree85
  • By Dupree85 · Posted 9:29 am
  • Discussion in In the NICU/PICU · 0 replies
  • My 25 weeker is now 34 weeks and she just started bottle feeding two days ago. I started her on the breast first and she latched on but she didn't care to suck. Well she sucked down a bottle completely ...

the jet ventilator

mom-at-2014
  • By mom-at-2014 · Posted yesterday at 11:58 pm
  • Discussion in Open discussion · 0 replies
  • my 25 weeker is now 32 weeks and is still on the jet ventilator. he had 2 failed extubations. im worried now, people have been saying their babies hve paralyzed throats and cannot speak. anybody have ...

2 vessel cords

Bisenblitter
  • By Bisenblitter · Posted yesterday at 9:45 pm
  • Discussion in Preemie pregnancy · 0 replies
  • Hi I just found out yesterday my baby has a 2 vessel cord. Until yesterday I have never even heard of such. I am completely freaking out reading everything online about it and I really don't even know ...

2 vessel cords

Bisenblitter
  • By Bisenblitter · Posted yesterday at 9:26 pm
  • Discussion in Preemie pregnancy · 0 replies
  • Hi I just found out yesterday my baby has a 2 vessel cord. Until yesterday I have never even heard of such. I am completely freaking out reading everything online about it and I really don't even know ...

Reflex-what are the symptoms?

skhan011
  • By skhan011 · Posted yesterday at 3:15 pm
  • Discussion in Preemies with feeding issues · 1 reply
  • HI, I would like to know what are the symptoms for preemies having reflex? Can anyone share? Thanks ...

having a "normal" pregnancy after micro preemie is it possible :(

k123q
  • By k123q · Posted yesterday at 10:20 am
  • Discussion in At home (years 1-5) · 4 replies
  • Hi momma's , I haven't posted on here for sometime now been very busy . My daughter is a former 23 weeker my doctors never really gave me a good explanation to why I went into pre-term labor. The only ...

Reg Stem cells for Preemies

sumathij
  • By sumathij · Posted April 22, 2014
  • Discussion in 33-36 week preemies · 2 replies
  • Hello All, We took stem cell banking for our preemie born at 36 weeks(with growth showing only 33 weeks). We got the report today which says that the cord blood amount is pretty low, not matching with ...

Preemie Grunting, Moaning, pushing with hands

skhan011
  • By skhan011 · Posted April 22, 2014
  • Discussion in In the NICU/PICU · 6 replies
  • Hi, I have a preemie who is 36 weeks in two days. She non stops grunts, moans, twists turns fights with hands when she is about to fall asleep and also when she is tube feeding. these gestures and signs ...

Feeding my preemie

ethansmomii
  • By ethansmomii · Posted April 22, 2014
  • Discussion in Open discussion · 7 replies
  • At 10 wks I was feeding my 29 weeker rice cereal in his milk just 1/2 a tsp for every oz. then at 14 wks I was already putting flavor in his formula by mixing half a jar (1oz) of apples in his milk at ...

Subchorionic hematoma and short cervix

jessdcary
  • By jessdcary · Posted April 21, 2014
  • Discussion in Preemie pregnancy · 4 replies
  • I went in for a follow up scan today and much to my surprise my cervical length was only measuring 2.5 cm it should be 3-5 cm I also have a subchronic hematoma which is measuring 8.5cm x 6 I have a massive ...

Has anyone dealt with negative reactions due to recent immunizations.

Dupree85
  • By Dupree85 · Posted April 21, 2014
  • Discussion in In the NICU/PICU · 8 replies
  • My 25 weeker is now 34 weeks and she recently received her immunizations. The day she received her immunizations she had two bradys episodes and desated 10 times. She has not had any brady's episodes ...

Therapy

arthur78
  • By arthur78 · Posted April 21, 2014
  • Discussion in Open discussion · 5 replies
  • Hi everyone, Hope everyone is doing well. We have our first real therapy session later this week. We had our paperwork meeting last week, and the therapist is a super nice lady. I am just trying to get ...

Starting solids

elseena
  • By elseena · Posted April 19, 2014
  • Discussion in Preemie tips · 3 replies
  • Our 29 weeker is now nearly 6 mos adjusted and 9 mos actual. Our pediatrician feels strongly that she ahould be on solids I wanted to hold off because I am looming at her adjusted, not actual age. Anyway ...

Cold during breastfeed

sumathij
  • By sumathij · Posted April 19, 2014
  • Discussion in 33-36 week preemies · 3 replies
  • Hello All, Having an 3 week old IUGR baby delivered at 36 weeks. I am breastfeeding for more than 2.5 weeks, now got cold ): Shall i continue the breastfeeding? Baby already having cold(using nasal drops ...

Reg Lean Legs and Hands

sumathij
  • By sumathij · Posted April 19, 2014
  • Discussion in 33-36 week preemies · 6 replies
  • Hi All, Our baby delivered at 36 weeks (showing only 33 weeks growth IUGR) with a weight of 3lb 13 ounce. Now he is three weeks old and gaining weight slowly(now around 4lb 14 ounce. But his legs and ...

Does sex make baby to move?

Anshparents (Inactive)
  • By Anshparents (Inactive) · Posted April 18, 2014
  • Discussion in Open discussion · 1 reply
  • Hello, I am 35 weeks pregnant. Baby is extremely low in pelvis area and head down position. want to induce a labor naturally after 37 weeks. Question is Does sex make baby to move from this position ...

Need advice about insurance in the time of pregnancy

monim
  • By monim · Posted April 17, 2014
  • Discussion in Open discussion · 5 replies
  • Next month I am going to Germany with my husband. I am 26 weeks pregnant. What would be best for me travel insurance or health insurance? I am not sure does German government provide health insurance ...

Trach baby transportation?

Morebluetiful
  • By Morebluetiful · Posted April 17, 2014
  • Discussion in Open discussion · 3 replies
  • Hello, I am hoping to find some tips from parents of trach babies. My godson was just discharged home (10 months old) with a trach/vent. The hospital sent him home with a large red wagon to transport ...

Breastfeeding preemie. What to expect?

Dupree85
  • By Dupree85 · Posted April 16, 2014
  • Discussion in In the NICU/PICU · 8 replies
  • My preemie will start breastfeeding next week. Would should I expect ...

34 week (2 week adjusted) when will she smile?!

haycru13
  • By haycru13 · Posted April 16, 2014
  • Discussion in 33-36 week preemies · 6 replies
  • I have a 2 month old (2 week adjusted) baby girl and just wondering if anyone has any advice or stories on their preemies developmental milestones. 3 of my close friends all have new full term babies ...

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