Feeding (premature babies)

Breastmilk, formula and mother guilt

August 6, 2009 2 Comments »

I keep seeing this issue come up for premmie mums. You’ve expressed for your baby while they are in the NICU (and often longer) as much as you could, you’ve given breastfeeding your best shot, but at some point despite ... Read More »

Talia at 18 months

October 1, 2008 No Comments »

Doesn’t time fly? It’s hard to imagine that a year ago this gorgeous almost-toddler was almost failing to thrive, and I was struggling with post-natal depression as a result. Talia at 18 months Now she’s a little above the 10th ... Read More »

Premature girls get more from breast milk

June 3, 2008 No Comments »

Premature baby girls appear to get greater benefit from breastfeeding compared than premature baby boys, according to new research. Researchers from Johns Hopkins University in the United States tracked a group of premature infants in Argentina to gauge the protective ... Read More »

The great spoon strike of April ‘08

April 25, 2008 No Comments »

Since she figured out solids at the end of last year, Talia has been fantastic, eating all sorts of homecooked meat and veg. She had started to catch up with her weight and all was going well… until now. A ... Read More »

Good to the last drop

March 31, 2008 1 Comment »

The bottom drawer of our freezer (we have an “upside-down” fridge) belongs to Talia. It’s full of plastic tubs containing ice-cube-sized portions of stewed fruit, mashed veg, pulverised chicken, flakes of fish in cheese sauce etc. Wedged in the middle ... Read More »

7 months corrected and eating, eating, eating…

January 23, 2008 1 Comment »

I browse a number of websites for parents of premature babies, and the topic of “when should I start my premature baby on solids” comes up time and again. Some people believe you should go by corrected age, others feel ... Read More »