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Feeding

Posted Mar 26 2012 3:32pm
We've been in SCBU for 10 days now. We've even moved from SCBU2 to SCBU1 one night when there was a shortage of staff :-). Robbie is quite settled there, sleeps well and feeds well. He's gained quite a bit of weight, he weighs 2.320kg now. We've been breastfeeding on and off for 1 week. He's doing very well, has the occasional desat but comes back up on his own. I had another chat with Georgina from SALT( Speech and Language Therapy) and decided to try him on cup feeding- didn't work and then on the bottle. He did ok the first 2 feeds but then he desated down to 68, started coughing and vomiting. So they stopped the bottle feed for one night and tried it again the following night. This time it was worse, desated to 48 and needed facial oxygen. After this I decided that I will not torture him anymore. I thought the bottle will get us home quicker but at the end of the day, he is great at breastfeeding and we might as well continue with that. So starting from tomorrow I will stay at Ronald McDonald so I can breast feed him 5 times during the day. When he's ready I will room in with him. So hopefully, if all is ok, we can take him home sometime next week. Keeping fingers crossed.
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