Breastfeeding after ECMO-Need help and encouragement

Mirella - posted on 09/10/2016 ( no moms have responded yet )




Hello, my daughter was born on 8/8/16 and aspirated meconium and was in serious condition because of it. She had to do an ECMO to save her life. She is recovering now still in hospital and we are basically ok to go home once she can feed on her own. I want to exclusively breastfeed but she is having a hard time coordinating breathing, sucking and swallowing. Need advice, tips, encouragement and any help to teach her. She is getting speech and occupational therapy, however, I want to do what I can to help her recover so we can go home. Thank you!

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