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June 4th, 2012, 12:30 PM
~Laurie~ ~Laurie~ is offline
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Location: Ontario, Canada
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He's gorgeous! I'm so sorry you had to leave him. It is devastating to not be with your baby. You can rent hospital grade pumps like another poster said, but it has only been a few days. It takes a while to get your milk supply up so don't beat yourself up. Remember to rest when you can because the stress can hurt your supply, as can lack of fluids.
Ask at the hospital if there are volunteers or programs that can watch your kids while you visit Layne. This was offered to me when Chloe was in the NICU, but it might depend on the hospital. Chloe was born at one of the best neonatal and pediatric hospitals in Canada, so I'm not sure a smaller hospital will have the same support/programs, but they might! Are you close to the hospital? Is there a family member that can watch your older kids? You could ask about a Ronald McDonald room as those are usually within walking distance of the hospital.
Hang in there. Your sweet boy will be home with you before you know it.

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