Baby Emmett, breastfeeding, NICU

NICU day 82

Feeding is going better. Yesterday we were averaging 17 percent via mouth and today we’re up to 34 percent. They started alternating feeds via bottle and feeding tube, and that seemed to strike a good balance between letting him practice and letting him rest. I went into the office today and got to the hospital this evening just in time to feed him at his 8:30 cares, and he took 22 ml via breast, which is about 37 percent of his feed volume. We still have a long way to 80 percent, but it’s good to see things trending upward.

He gained another two ounces tonight and is up to 7 lbs 1.5 ounces. He’s really come a long way.

1 thought on “NICU day 82”

  1. Love your posts h9ney! He weighs more than I did when I was born. Keep up the good work Emmett! God’s got you in his hands!

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