HAAAAAY ! I am new to this site so bare with me . I have a premature baby that is now 5months ! i am breastfeeding right now but want to try formula but dont no what kind to feed her with ! Can i get some help ..

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Tee - posted on 03/26/2013

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Talk with your doctor. Both of my preemies started on Neosure and came off by 3 months because they grew fast once they were born. Some preemies have to use a preemie formula for the first year. It really depends on how big she is.

Liz - posted on 03/24/2013

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I would ask your pediatrician because there are many different brands with different vitamin profiles etc. When I had to stop breastfeeding at the point my 28 week premature daughter was only 3 months old, the doctor had a strong opinion on which formula to use for her individual needs.

You should be able to put in a call to the doctor's office and get the information without having to make a visit.

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Tee - posted on 03/27/2013

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I don't remember what a normal size is for that age since mine were destined to be big (their dad's fault) My son was a 35 weeker born at 4lb 1oz (IUGR) and was 20 lbs at 16 weeks actual and my daughter was a 33 weeks born at 4 lb 13.8 oz and was about 12 lb at 3 months actual so they didn't need the extra calories that the preemie formulas offer. I didn't bf either of them - milk never came in with 1 and the other has a tongue tie and couldn't latch properly. Your daughter sounds like she is a good size through so it could go either way. Good luck!

Brooke - posted on 03/27/2013

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Thanks Tena ! My preemie is 5months & weighs at 14pounds .. & i wasnt sure whether to keep her on Neosure or switch of it to something else . but your posts are helpful so thanks again & i will be sure to check with her doctor !

Brooke - posted on 03/26/2013

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Thank you ! i dont want to stop breastfeeding all together .. i want to do both ! She is now 5months old . i feed her with Similac Neosure formula first && than i stopped . i recently got Similac Advanced & thought id try it with my premature daughter but the label on it said not to feed it to premature infants ! but yes talking to her doctor would be best ! thanks again .

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