A good friend has been hospitalized with severe pregnancy complications far ahead of her due date and will be there for weeks. She’ll likely be induced soon as well. I’ll be visiting her this weekend, and wondering (especially if anyone has been there) what I should bring for her to make her stay more comfortable (maybe comfy PJs/food?), and also for the baby (maybe preemie sized clothes)? An... More
My almost-21 month old says about 20 “real” words. A couple more if you count animal sounds, which I’m not. He was born 2 months early so there’s that, but I know preemies are supposed to be mainly caught up by the time they’re 2. I’ve been seeing so much come up all over the place about early intervention and I’m wondering if that would be something to look into. My preschooler was always ahea... More
Have any of you mamas given ur LO probiotics? My babygirl is going on 6 wks & was 6 wks early (so she spent 3 wks in NICU) so they put her on neosure formula with iron. At the hospital the whole 3 wks she didnt have barely any gas but was on the readymade neosure formula but since shes been home (almost 3 wks) i had to get the powdered formula with my WIC which has been SUPER rough on her t... More
I had my second baby in the same year that i had my first born. My son decided to come really early I had him at 23 weeks. He is in the NICU and I’m praying he makes it out alive. He is truly a fighter tho and I truly admire my son for being such a strong guy during the hardest part of his life right now so mama also has to be strong for my little guy. Anyone else in this situation as well ?
I have a 14month old who was born at 35weeks and development is delayed a month a a half. She is almost 15 months and either blatantly ignores me or does not understand commands like spit it out, give it to me, come here, or even responding to her name being called. If there’s something she wants or it benefits her then she’ll respond greatly which makes me think she understands, but other than... More
M son he was born 2.5 months early. He is 3 months old now. He was on breast milk in the beginning with no issues and now he has bloody stool. The doctor tested him for milk and soy allergy and it came back negative. Also he does have a lip tie but dentist said it’s not bad and won’t operate on it. So my doctor has him on hypoallergenic formula but I want him back on breast milk. Any one els... More
He was premature a month, but the timing still has me concerned. Am I late at getting him used to self soothing? What do I do?
11 months now and 8 months adjusted. She prefers to stand but has no balance when standing
My son is 3 months old and was born a month premature. I’ve been trying to keep up with his appetite, but it seems to keep increasing! He’s already up to 36oz/day. He sleeps for about 6 hours at night and takes multiple naps everyday. Is this normal for a preemie?
Have you all heard about Mother’s Milk Bank? I recently came across this place and found out that they helps out babies that are in the NICU. Basically, they are looking for mothers who have extra milk and willing to donate for premature babies. Please check out their website and let other mothers know about this. http://www.mothersmilk.org/receive-milk
I'm 31 weeks with preeclampsia and the doctors have warned me that they might have to deliver at any time going forward. I was induced with my daughter at 37 weeks due to preeclampsia and she was 7lbs3oz and perfect. I'm so nervous that this time will be different.
My son just turned one and was a micro preemie. I was just wondering if anyone else has a child with a tracheotomy? It’s really hard for him to even attempt to crawl cause of all the machines cause he can’t sprint. Anyone else going through this?
Any advice on getting a 20 month old to go to sleep on his own? BACK STORY- He was a preemie. Born 3 months premature. Spent 2 months in Nicu. After coming home he slept mostly in a rocker or his swing (he had acid reflux and couldn’t sleep on his back) when he got much bigger we started co sleeping. He’s over that. Once he’s asleep he will sleep all night. We finally got him off the bottle... More