We just brought our 34 seeker home today he is 4 weeks old. I'm so nervous because at the hospital out big hold up was that he didn't want to take a bottle. So he was circumcised today and 4 hours later we brought him home. He is acting hungry every 3 hours but only eats like 40cc when he is spose to eat 60cc I'm so nervous. I'm not sure if it's because he was circumcised or what. Anyone have this problem please any advice or encouragement would be so nice.
Re: First night home?
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We have one twin discharged from the NICU and one still working on feeding. What we got told was to do a 24 hour volume. So take what the NICU said for feedings multipled by the number of feedings to get the total for your 24 hour volume. Sometimes they may take more than what the NICU said in one feeding but less the next time but they have 24 hours to get in their intake.
We were also told that the first 24-48 hours for them being home is a large transition. They have to get used to many new things and are trying to regulate themselves. Therefore, they may not eat as much or like they used to for the first few days. Give it time and see how it goes! Good luck!!!!
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Good luck! I bet he'll be back to usual tomorrow!!