Patti - posted on 05/17/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )
My baby boy was born on 04/06 at 5.5 lbs and he was 34 weeks. He has been in the NICU now for 5 weeks. Thankfully no longer on any IV or meds. He has a tube for feeding and wont take more than 20 cc's from the bottle. He does show signs of rooting and he wakes on his own most of the time. He has spells once in a while when feeding on the bottle but mostly resolves on his own. he was on the caffeine med for while. The doctor is telling me that he is now showing an abnormality of not eating from the bottle as he should be. He is also saying that he isnt showing good eye coordination when responding to light. they are saying that this is most likely coming from being premature and that eventually he will come around but it is not that common for him to NOT be feeding. However the next option is now possibly putting a tube in his abdomin and sending him home to give him more time. He weighs almost 8 punds and everything else seems to be okay. I just can't help but feel as though there is an underlying condition or something around the corner that is more serious. It is so frustrating to have a baby in the NICU but going on 6 weeks here soon wtih probably another 2-3 is just heart wrenching. We are about to try another baby bottle like Dr. Brown . Is their anyone out there who has gone through the same problems?