Friday, June 09, 2006

great day with Mom

A good nurse means so much to parents visiting their baby in the NICU.
The previous nurse seemed too busy to do much, and when she did hand over the baby, she was wrapped in blankets. But the next nurse was great, and encouraged kangaroo skin-to-skin holding.

After a good long holding, it was time to feed (still via stomach tube), but then afterwards she suggested "non-nutritive suckling" to train the baby to associate full stomach with the breast. I almost cried with joy. We had wanted to ask about that, but it is so intimidating sometimes, so it was great that the staff suggested it!

Touch times are now 3 hours apart to cooincide with the milk feedings.

1 comment:

Ma Torg said...

Wonderful! We are so happy for you both. Baby Claire is in our prayers and we rejoice with you with every improvement!

The Torgersons