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Ep. 29 – Breastfeeding a Premature Baby

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Table of Contents
0:30 Welcome! All about feeding premature babies
0:45 Focusing on babies less than 35 weeks
1:25 Thank you to our sponsor Aeroflow
3:20 Preparing to have a premature baby
5:39 If you’re leaking colostrum, do this
8:36 Preemies and doing things differently
9:10 NICU baby? Start pumping
10:14 The importance of delayed cord clamping
12:00 Skin-to-skin ASAP
14:17 Can you room-in with baby? It’s OK to ask
15:03 Can’t room in? Tips for pumping
15:49 Housing for NICU parents
16:25 Thank you to our sponsor Happi Tummi
17:58 NICU baby issues and feeding
18:45 Preemie “spelling”: what it is, what to do
20:11 Owlet socks: a debate
20:32 Preemies and energy expenditure
21:20 NICU options to advocate for
24:18 Breastfeeding benefits to NICU babies
25:00 Options other than bottle feeding
26:15 Cleanliness is critical; see Epi.
26:50 Follow all guidelines
27:07 Taking baby home!
30:12 We’re here to help

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