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Childhood-diseases

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Posted by: Elaine | 2007/07/18

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PREM BABY BREATHING AND FEEDING PROBLEMS

bABY BORN APP 4 WEEKS EARLY WEIGHT 2.2KG . Born on 11 July at 8.05 am discharged from hospital Friday 13 July . Still not suckling on breast. Giving him NAN as supplement while my daughter is trying to stimulate her breast milk. Taking in about 10ml every 2 hours. He also seems to have these holding his breath fits. This is quite disturbing and happens more than once a day. How much should a baby be drinking at this stage? I am making sure that his soft spot does not dent in as I was told that is a good gauge whether he is getting enough liquid in and not dehydrating.
Any suggestions on how to teach him to suckles as we feed him with a eye dropper at the moment.

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

I have to refer you to our Health24 premature baby line. You really do need help.

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Posted by: Zel | 2007/07/18

O yes and why are you feeding him with a eye dropper? what does he do with a bottle?

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Posted by: Zel | 2007/07/18

You need to get your daughter and her child professional help by a lactation consultant or breastfeeding consultant. It will be very hard for a doctor to give advise on this if he can't see what the baby is doing when put to the breast. If you put the baby to the breast and you touch the side of his mouth with the nipple does he turn his head towards the nipple and open his mouth? Why does your daughter have to stimulate her breast to make milk?

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