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October 20th, 2011, 11:27 AM
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Hey Ladies,

I am in the March 2011 Playroom, but had my guy in January. Luckily, he has gained weight well and is actually on his "actual age" charts at 9 months...which is great considering he was a 32 weeker.

Anyway, we have some NICU buddies who we have kept in touch with and have play dates with. The boy is a 31 weeker and has not done as well in the weight department. He is 12 lbs and has been at that weight for about 5 weeks. Right now, he has Neosure formula and only eat 20-23 ounces per day. He has started solids but has troubles with the mechanics and doesn't really seem interested in eating. He doesn't really mouth toys either. They are still waking him up at night for a feed. He takes anywhere from 1-4 ounces at each feeding.

I am still pumping and have a ton of frozen milk. I have offered mom some and she will be using to mix in with solids. Feeding specialist says not to give any milk as bottles because if he prefers that then he won't eat when we run out of frozen.

Also, no signs of reflux. He was on prevacid for a while, but no real difference.

Anyway, just wondering if any of you have any ideas or advice that I can give to my friend.

Thanks in Advance!
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