Working preemie moms

For preemie moms balancing the extra challenges of raising a preemie along with the pressures of the work world.


Play gorup in Sacramento

  • By dagyanna · Posted March 15, 2014
  • 0 replies
  • Hi all, I've been looking for a play group for my daughter for the last year or so and haven't had any luck. every group I've found meets during the day while I'm at work :( and I am reluctant to enroll ...

Day care for 5.5 month old 29 weeker

  • By elseena · New reply January 7, 2014
  • 6 replies
  • We are having an impossible time finding the right caregiver for our little one. She is 5.5 mos old (3 mos adjusted). Please tell me that day care in January, in the middle of flu/RSV season, in Bergen ...

Reconsidering fully weaning...

  • By elseena · New reply December 27, 2013
  • 5 replies
  • I have been pumping exclusively since July, when our daughter was born. I return to work in January, and I know I won't be able to keep up with the same pumping schedule I have been on. I decided I would ...

feeding baby food to preemies

  • By rysmommy0422 · New reply December 2, 2013
  • 5 replies
  • My preemie baby was born 3 months early, I wanted to know when to introduce baby food to a premiee she is 4 months developmentally but is 7 months. what do I do ...

Sick Premie

  • By 861217 · New reply October 27, 2013
  • 1 reply
  • Inspire premmie mothers plz advice me.My 31 weeker n 2days is very sick not eating well,everytime I gave her food she vomit them.She lost weight small I even took her too Doctor yesterday who gave her ...

My 28 weeker

  • By Prematurebaby25sep · New reply August 15, 2013
  • 4 replies
  • Hello all, I just needed a bit of advice and support from parents with prem babies or ex-prem babies. My son was 28 weeker weighing 870gr (1lb 14oz) he came home on oxygen for couple of months, and he's ...

Child Care Options

  • By Hazelsmama · New reply July 26, 2013
  • 11 replies
  • Hi eveyone! I'm looking for some advice regarding child care options for preemies. I've asked about this in a previous post but thought I'd put it out there as it's own post to focus specifically on this ...

Starting whole milk at 12 months actual... looking for others' experiences

bernieclyde (Inactive)
  • By bernieclyde (Inactive) · New reply April 26, 2013
  • 15 replies
  • My son is almost 11 months (9 months adjusted) and I exclusively breastfeed him. I also work full-time so I pump in order for him to have two bottles while he is away from me during the day. I plan to ...

NICU Support Group

  • By Aliasmom · New reply April 15, 2013
  • 2 replies
  • We are having a support group that meets up once a month. It is for current and former parents with children in the NICU. We are also working on a sewing group to help make blankets, hats, preemie clothes ...

Working moms on maternity leave with a preemie

  • By Mehimandher · New reply April 9, 2013
  • 15 replies
  • I had my daughter at 32 weeks on March 23rd 2013 by ER C Section. My little Emma is still in the NICU born at 4.5, she is in a crib, off the IV, but only tolerating 30 (at the most) of her 39 ml feeding ...

Feeding my premie on formula

  • By Amber1carol · New reply February 21, 2013
  • 5 replies
  • Hullo every one. My baby is now making three month two month corrected and she is steady gaining weight I have been breast feeding her exculsively but am soon resuming work in two weeks time and I wanted ...

My year old girl

  • By lauren477 · New reply February 16, 2013
  • 9 replies
  • I need some advice please.... my little 33 week premie, turned 1 on 1/31/2013 and is a great girl!! She's not walking yet so I end up holding her from the time I get home from work until she goes to bed ...

working preemie mom

  • By blairnbear143 · New reply January 15, 2013
  • 17 replies
  • Just wandering if anyone can shed from insight on working, having a micro preemie in the NICU and two other small children. Having a hard time trying to space my time. Open to suggestions ...

My baby sleeps and eats all day!

  • By jrsmama · New reply November 26, 2012
  • 6 replies
  • Jr was born 9 weeks early. He's been home from NICU for about 7 weeks now, and still does nothing but eat, poop/pee, and sleep. Is this normal? He was born August 30th, again 9 weeks early. Also, the ...

Am I speaking Greek?

  • By preciousitybity · New reply October 25, 2012
  • 21 replies
  • I'm so sick of explaining to people the differences in full term babies and preemies. Everyone wants to treat our son like he is a full term baby. When I tell them he is 4 months, 2 adjusted, they look ...

Back to work after NICU...

  • By cathyd173bx · New reply September 22, 2012
  • 3 replies
  • Charlize has been in the nicu for 5 months and as she got closer to discharge me fmla ran out so I had to return to work asap.I spent days,minutes, and months being by her side.shes been home for 1 month ...

arching back

  • By laneybug · New reply August 28, 2012
  • 9 replies
  • Laney has been arching her there anything I need to worry about? She will be 7 months(5 months corrected) friday ...

In home nursing for a trach preemie

  • By mrozema · New reply August 26, 2012
  • 7 replies
  • Hi. I had a little girl at 26.6 weeks. My daughter was in the NICU for 3 months before she got her trach due to severe reflux causing inflammation. She has been home for 5 months now and our insurance ...

Grow Fat

  • By Ebere · New reply June 13, 2012
  • 5 replies
  • I had my baby at Weeks and she has been doing fine. The problem is that she is not growing fat.I have resumed back to work so have reduce her breast milk during the day. i need advice on what to do or ...

Juggling job & NICU visits

  • By Newbiemommy · New reply June 10, 2012
  • 19 replies
  • My daughter was born on October 20th at 32weeks 6days. She weighed 3lbs 3ozs amd has been in NICU since she was born. Today was my first day back to work-- I used all of my vacation/sick days for my hospital ...

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