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Old 03-23-2012, 06:10 AM   #1
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first breastfeeding experince

Just had my 2nd DS. He is a 32 weeker. They just started feeding him the other day (he was on just an IV for the first 48 hours or so).
I have been pumping like a crazy person and my milk is starting to come in. YAY!

So my question is.....
What were your first experiences nursing your preemie?

My first DS was a 36 weeker and was able to nurse right away. Being that this little guy is so small and undeveloped I am concerned about his first few nursing experiences, since my flow is going to be stronger than he is going to be able to handle.
We did put him to the breast yesterday and he would do suck like 4 times and stop, which was super cute! Also after all of this skin to skin I have been pumping getting the more than normal (our bodies are AMAZING!!)

Thanks in advance for any advice or stories of experiences.
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