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Any new moms with preemies Short_Mama 4 kids; Columbus, 98 posts
Jul 19th '16

Would like some one to talk to that is in the same situation as me. 

BunnyGirl19 Due August 18 (girl); 6 kids; 10 angel babies; Oregon 18550 posts
Jul 20th '16

My new twins were born July 4 at 31w4d. 

Live-Laugh-Love Due April 21 (boy); 3 kids; Kitchener, ON, Virgin Islands 9639 posts
Jul 20th '16

I'm not new but my 6 year old was born at 30 weeks and my 4 year old was born at 32 weeks. I'm here if you need to talk Mid Happy

Short_Mama 4 kids; Columbus, 98 posts
Jul 26th '16

My baby was born at 33 weeks 5 days. He had to have oxygen for less than 12 hours. He's 11 days and just had iv and pic line removed. Still in incubator. How old was your baby when he graduated from incubator? How long was your stay in the nicu?

Live-Laugh-Love Due April 21 (boy); 3 kids; Kitchener, ON, Virgin Islands 9639 posts
Jul 27th '16

Quoting Short_Mama:
My baby was born at 33 weeks 5 days. He had to have oxygen for less than 12 hours. He's 11 days and just had iv and pic line removed. Still in incubator. How old was your baby when he graduated from incubator? How long was your stay in the nicu?


Both of my boys were moved from the incubator to their cot around 34-35 weeks when they weighed about 4 lbs and we're able to maintain their body temp. 
Our first stay in the nicu was 6 weeks and our second stay was 4 weeks...they were both released at 36 weeks. 

Short_Mama 4 kids; Columbus, 98 posts
Jul 27th '16

Quoting Live-Laugh-Love:

Both of my boys were moved from the incubator to their cot around 34-35 weeks when they weighed about 4 lbs and we're able to maintain their body temp. 
Our first stay in the nicu was 6 weeks and our second stay was 4 weeks...they were both released at 36 weeks. 


He's 35 weeks gestation now and weighs 3 pounds 6 oz. There fortifying my milk trying to help him gain wait. 

Live-Laugh-Love Due April 21 (boy); 3 kids; Kitchener, ON, Virgin Islands 9639 posts
Jul 28th '16

Quoting Short_Mama:

He's 35 weeks gestation now and weighs 3 pounds 6 oz. There fortifying my milk trying to help him gain wait. 


They had to fortify ds2's milk to help him gain weight too. It will help a lot Super Happy

Nicie14 Due November 6; South Africa 10 posts
Aug 30th '16

My baby boy was born 29 weeks 6 days. Weighing 1.4kg. He has infection and is on ventelator. Its a scary thing to see and not nice leaving him there.
Only thing I can do is express milk. But only get about 2-5ml each time. Is this normal??How can I increase it?

Short_Mama 4 kids; Columbus, 98 posts
Aug 30th '16

I pumped every 2 hours for 20 mins.  When can you do kangaroo care? I pumped more after he layed on me. 

Short_Mama 4 kids; Columbus, 98 posts
Aug 30th '16

Baby boy came home at 39 weeks gestation. He has to be on 3 medications and fortified milk. He's been home for 2 weeks now and weighs 5 pounds 4 oz. 

Live-Laugh-Love Due April 21 (boy); 3 kids; Kitchener, ON, Virgin Islands 9639 posts
Aug 30th '16

Quoting Short_Mama:
I pumped every 2 hours for 20 mins.  When can you do kangaroo care? I pumped more after he layed on me. 


Exclamation I pumped for 10-15 mins each side every 2-3 hours.
A few things that helped my supply: lots of skin to skin, drinking a ton water, fenugreek, healthy diet + lactaion cookies :) 

Live-Laugh-Love Due April 21 (boy); 3 kids; Kitchener, ON, Virgin Islands 9639 posts
Aug 30th '16

Quoting Short_Mama:
Baby boy came home at 39 weeks gestation. He has to be on 3 medications and fortified milk. He's been home for 2 weeks now and weighs 5 pounds 4 oz. 


glad he's home now mama! 

KareBare14 Due October 1 (girl); 1 child; United States 20 posts
Sep 5th '16

I had my son at 34 weeks I was flown to Denver to have him he now is 15 months and healthy and happy little boy!