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Pregnancy and Newborns   - Feeding Your Baby

Feeding Your Baby

Breastfeeding Your High-Risk Newborn

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  • Breast Milk: Pumping, Collecting, Storing

    Breast Milk: Pumping, Collecting, Storing The following are general guidelines for collecting and storing breast milk when using a hospital-grade electric breast pump. If the NICU gives you more spec...

  • The Benefits of Mother's Own Milk

    The Benefits of Mother's Own Milk The benefits of mother's own milk Nature designed human milk especially for human babies, and it is the ideal food for your baby's first several months. Your breast ...

  • Delayed or Not Enough Milk Production

    Delayed or Not Enough Milk Production When milk production is delayed or not enough A delay in the time when milk "comes in" sometimes occurs after the birth of a high-risk baby. Also, it is not unus...

  • Moving Toward Breastfeeding

    Moving Toward Breastfeeding There is no "one size fits all" method for achieving effective breastfeeding with a high-risk baby, because each baby and each situation is different. Give your high-risk ...

  • Milk Expression

    Milk Expression Expressing your milk You will have to remove milk from your breasts on a regular basis if you are to provide enough of your milk for your high-risk baby. Many mothers find they can ap...

  • Milk Expression Techniques

    Milk Expression Techniques Techniques for expressing milk You will have to depend on milk expression to establish and then maintain milk production until your high-risk baby is ready and able to take...

  • Adding to Mother's Milk

    Adding to Mother's Milk Is a mother's own milk enough? Certain nutrients occur at the same levels in premature milk as in term milk. Also, the overall calorie count is the same for both. Human milk c...