Every single baby in the nicu my daughter was in, was breast fed. There were 30 beds.....all full plus the babies that came in when one was discharged. I was honestly shocked considering I always here about how breastfeeding isn't common anymore.
Every one in our room was except one but I over heard and they hadn't heard from the parents in over a week. The nurse was telling the social worker to call his command
I overheard something like this in the nicu the day we were leaving. Apparently there was a baby being transfered there after a hospital stay. He'd.had an allergic reaction to formula and the parents were nowhere to be found for consent for treatment or to have the mother breastfeed :(
1st- 3 weeks 2nd- 3 months 3rd- 1 month (wanted a year but we both got.thrush and I couldn't take the pain) 4th- almost 8 months now and still going strong... she has no idea how to drink out of a bottle... its quiet funny because she knaws (sp?) on it