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Saturday, May 29, 2010

He sucked He sucked He suuuuuuuuuuuucked!!!!!38 days 6 days

Last night was a HUGE night for little guy. When I put him on my breast I expected him to just swirl his tongue around it(which is hard to do with an ng tube by the way) and just kind of play with it but he sucked he sucked he suuuuuuuuucked!!!!! Like he really latched on and started sucking. He kept this up for about 2 minutes. He didnt get anything out(at least I dont think so) cause his suck is not that strong yet and I had just pumped, but could this be the start of something.......I am so determined to exclusively breastfeed him at some point even if he needs supplementing, I just know how beautiful breastfeeding was with Viola, the benefits are enormous,not just nutritively but emotionally for both of us. I was very excited. In other news, he is now doing 6 hours of nasal cannula a night and the rest of the time he is on Cpap. Not sure how long this will be, but his lungs still need so much help and who knows if the reflux is adding insult to injury, that is yet to be determined. He is also now 4 pounds 6 ounces and believe it or not he almost is growing out of his preemie clothes. He is actually looking like a little chunky monkey. Mamma couldnt be prouder of her little man.


  1. yay!!!!!! he sucked! that is SO fantastic, i am so happy for you both!!!!