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My Preemie wont eat 6 weeks in NICU HELP!!
Pattinmax posted:
My son is now going on his 6th week in NICU and he is almost 8lbs. He hardly takes from the bottle although he finished his first one ysterday. Dr. ia saying he may have to go home with a GI tube in his belly. Is there anyone who ha had the same problem? Everything checks out good. He roots he wakes up every three hours when suppose to. He just loses interest or falls asleep after ten cc maybe 15. No consistancy
cbryan32 responded:
I just posted a discussion on this very thing!!! I completely understand your stress. My son isn't interested in eating either. He will do a bottle here or there but will not consistently take a full feeding by bottle. The OT therapist thinks he doesn't like the taste/texture of something so he is losing interest in eating. She seems to think he is just getting bored. Have you tried different bottles? Its so frustrating to not be able to just take them home!!!!!! Hopefully your little man improves soon!

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