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Old 08-29-2010, 12:01 PM   #20
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Re: Introduce your Preemie(s)!

Originally Posted by ssand23 View Post
My middle DD, Lauren, was born at 33 weeks. She was 5 lbs 8 oz & 19 inches.

She was breathing on her own but had a GI disorder where she couldn't eat anything at all besides Neocate (an amino acid based formula that is not sold in stores & is $45 a can). She ate no solid food & only Neocate until age 3 1/2 years. Though today, she's very tall, she was 5 ft 8 & 105 lbs at her 10 year old check up & is at the top of her class.

Though so far DS has the same GI (he's almost 8 months & can't take anything by mouth besides Neocate, no solids, no meds, nothing) condition so perhaps it wasn't being a preemie, just bad genetics.

Lauren was born early due to low/no fluid. Seems my body just failed to make enough. My #3 DD was born at 37 weeks due to low fluid again (since DD #2 was born at 33 weeks due to low fluid, they started watching levels at 26 weeks with #3). But I had no fluid issues with DD #1 & DS, just a lot of other problems.

DD#1 born at 40 weeks
DD#2 born at 33 weeks
DD#3 born at 37 weeks
DS born at 38 weeks
If you don't mind me asking- what was the GI disorder? We've been using Neocate for a while, but are finally getting over that hump! We go through 25-30 cans a month, plus Nutra.

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