Preemies with feeding issues

Information and support for those raising a preemie with feeding issues.


I am so scared, could it be NEC

  • By skhan011 · New reply April 16, 2014
  • 15 replies
  • Hi, I gave birth to my daughter at 31.2 weeks and she weighed 1500 grams. I am from USA but currently live in Denmark. She was born on March 22nd and today is 17 days old. She has been doing so well ...

Feeding program recommendations

  • By mamarogers · New reply April 16, 2014
  • 2 replies
  • So i'm interested in hearing peoples experiences with feeding programs. I'm thinking this might be a good thing for my daughter but our state doesn't have any feeding courses just a 2 hr clinic. I've ...

Should my 3 yr get a feeding tube

  • By mamarogers · New reply April 15, 2014
  • 8 replies
  • So my 31 week preemie is now a 3 and half year old. She is amazing and hitting all her developmental milestones so far. Her only issue is that she is just 22 pounds. We've had blood tests wit her GI ...

Reflux with apnea and congestion

  • By prplstang65 · New reply April 14, 2014
  • 6 replies
  • My 30.2 weeker, Jaden, is now full term as of yesterday and is almost 10 weeks old. At 5 weeks old I had to give CPR because he had a ALTE which we now believed was caused by choking from reflux and he ...

No appetite?

  • By mykidsrock1 · New reply April 9, 2014
  • 9 replies
  • My little guy was an IUGR baby - 4lb 14 oz at birth (induced 37 wks) and on his own slow growth curve. His growth slowed a little after 6 months, and now our care has been transferred to a pediatrician ...

23 months (21 months adjusted) eats only purees )

  • By QRoxas · New reply March 31, 2014
  • 3 replies
  • Hello all! My 31 weeker is now 23 months ( 21 adjusted) and only eats purees and pediasure. She is very petite, only weights 19 lbs. she was dong excellent with solids at 19 months and eat everything ...

Gestational age 30 weeks

  • By Diaz_jessica88 · New reply March 30, 2014
  • 5 replies
  • Hey guys. My son was born 30 weeks. He was in the Nicu for 2 mths. He's home now. Thank god! Only thing that worries me is he strains a lot and grunts a lot during his feeds. After his feeds.. & even ...

Slow weight gain

  • By amandalyn · New reply March 25, 2014
  • 6 replies
  • Hi everyone my little Jake is a former 26 weeker 2lb 2oz. He is almost two and is tiny, to me anyways. I work in a pediatric clinic as a nurse so I've seen full term babies his size at the same age but ...

Bowed vocal chords

  • By Dschafer29 · New reply March 23, 2014
  • 1 reply
  • My former 24 weeker who is now 15 months (11 1/2 adjusted) just had her second FEES study. She has reflux, needs her formula thickened, gags or chokes on many solids, and has a quiet voice. The study ...

Frustrated with no weight gain

  • By cdw010213 · New reply March 22, 2014
  • 19 replies
  • Carter was born at 31 weeks, severe IUGR weighing only 1lb 12oz nd 13in long. He was born Jan. 1, 2013 and released from NICU at just under 5lbs on March 15, 2013. We have been getting nowhere when it ...

My miracle babies

  • By Mom2AnA · New reply March 19, 2014
  • 8 replies
  • Hi all I am new here but none the less constant visitor to the web site. There are so many wonderful inspiring stories here and just proves how special babies can be. I am a mom to 2 beautiful twin girls ...

Food Allergies?

  • By Brittle · New reply March 9, 2014
  • 2 replies
  • Does prematurity directly cause food allergies. I know anyone can have them but is there a direct link between them and prematurity. My daughter is showing signs of allergies to eggs and slight reaction ...

Food Ideas

  • By Brittle · New reply March 4, 2014
  • 6 replies
  • HI all, I need a little help. I am at my wits end with our GI Dr, this feeding tube, and the lack of information and help out there for us to help our daughter learn to eat. So after thinking about it ...

Anyone used a protective belt for their baby's g-tube?

  • By KellieRod · New reply February 26, 2014
  • 2 replies
  • Hi Moms, Could anyone of you recommend a protective belt for a baby's g-tube? I was doing some research and found these 2 links. Any suggestions is appreciated. ...

Calorie booster

  • By mrsratliff · New reply February 26, 2014
  • 2 replies
  • So my 6 month old baby (4 adjusted) has had issues with volume and also has a weak suck he sees a OT for this as well. His GI doctor stated that she may prescribe polycose or duocal his next visit if ...

Trying to get Reflux under control

  • By Bsmom1126 · New reply February 25, 2014
  • 2 replies
  • My LO was diagnosed with Acid Reflux while in the NICU. We have been home with her for 2 1/2 months and trying to get her situated. I originally was breast feeding but with the reflux she wasn't gaining ...

Feeding problems

  • By kariii · New reply February 20, 2014
  • 13 replies
  • My daughter is about 14 weeks and her gestational age is about 8 weeks. Well anyway, she had been doing wonderful after she got home from the hospital up until the last 3 weeks. She weighs 12pnds 10oz ...


  • By elizabethray88 · Posted February 9, 2014
  • 0 replies
  • to make neosure ready to feed 24kcal its 1/2tsp=100mL my dd wont take powder so this is how we have to mix figured I would post to help others. powder is = 3scoops to 5.5oz water ...

IUGR baby feeding schedule

  • By CCLsmom · New reply January 24, 2014
  • 4 replies
  • Hello. My son is now three months old. He was born at 36 weeks weighing 4 lbs 3 oz. he is doing well, but I am struggling a bit selfishly with his sleeping/eating "schedule". He had made huge strides ...

Thickening Human Breast Milk

  • By meggsnbacon · New reply January 22, 2014
  • 14 replies
  • After 129 days in an intensive care unit, 17 blood transfusions, recovery from a PDA (heart murmur), 11 weeks on a ventilator, 3 torn lungs, 1 chest tube, 4 fractured ribs, hernia surgery, medically induced ...

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