Hi so a week ago i had an emergency csection due to preeclampsia at 35 weeks. Baby came out small at 4 lbs 15 oz but was otherwise healthy. Breathing, temp, heart, everything was great! Just as we are waiting to be discharged they do the car seat test on him and he starts to desat so they decide to do a 72 hour observation before his next one, then right after they notice him destat during feedings or pacifier and once when i was holding him. Its now been 4 days and he keeps desatting during feeding or pacifier but only the first minute or two when he is really hungry and frantic, it happens usually once a day and im wondering whether he will ever get better. Im feeling hopeless and miserable. Anybody with the same experience? Advice
This is common in preemies. It's harder for them to regulate their breathing while eating than it is for a term infant. It will get better. How low are his sats dropping?