New here on the preemie forum, but thought I would give it a try.
My wife had, Natalie, a 4 lb. 2 oz preemie on 5/7/08 at 35 weeks. After two weeks in the NICU, and another two weeks at home, she is gaining weight and seems to be doing well.
However, the doctor has prescribed Enfamil Lipil 24 cal formula. The baby is breast fed, but is to get one high cal bottle per day.
I did some Googling, and searched the forums here, and found that some are doing a "heavy mix" of regular formula to reach 24 calories per ounce rather than buying the Enfamil 24 cal formula.
So what do you guys think? Is it OK to simply do a heavy mix, or must we order the Enfamil? We've got a cupboard full of powdered formula samples, and would like to use them up.