Breastfeeding a Preemie-A HANDY TIP

Discussion in 'Premature & NICU Babies' started by missyfemale25, Apr 5, 2011.

  1. missyfemale25

    missyfemale25 Well-Known Member

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    Hi
    If you are struggling to breast feed a preemie like i did (my lo born at 33 weeks 4 days) The S.C.B.U nurse looking after my lo suggested i try a nipple shield
    i can honestly say the frustration and sense of failure simply vanished within two days my lo was a master at it and she was home with in four days they are also brilliant as you can see that your lo is getting some milk through which is really reassuring

    You can pick one up in any chemist and they can be sterilised either in a bowl of boiling hot water straight from a kettle or in s normal steam steriliser
     

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