Bottle Feeding

As mentioned earlier, Xi En had started practising on bottle feeding for 5 mins every alternative feeds. His feeds had increased to 42ml per 3hourly instead of 2hourly. This is to get him used to a 3hourly feed when he is ready to come home; to make things easier for the parents. ๐Ÿ™‚ The nurses told us he can really express his displeasure nowadays! When it is close to feeding time or when he is uncomfortable, he can really CRYYYYYY!!!! hahha.. We are actually quite pleased to hear that! This means that he is working his lungs well! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Also, his SpO2 level is much stable now as compared to before. His lung x-ray result didnโ€™t show any abnormalities as well. PTL! ๐Ÿ™‚ Right now, he is able to finish about 10ml to 12ml per feed before he gets really tired and dozes off.ย  Thereafter the nurses will pour the remaining feed through the feeding tube which they have channelled through the nose instead of previously through the mouth. This is to rid him of any blockages while he is trying to suckle.

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Mummy had a go at feeding him too!; nurse was asking why my hands were shaking! Well.. first-time mumโ€™s nerves right? ๐Ÿ˜› Practice makes perfect, I gather. ๐Ÿ™‚

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feeding xi en

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xi en 2

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8 thoughts on “Bottle Feeding

  1. I’m really glad to hear that he is doing so well now. I had a difficult 1st birth too… I’m coming back soon so hopefully we can catch up, I can’t wait to see him then ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Hi Meiling! ๐Ÿ™‚ Glad to hear you are are coming back to Singapore soon! Do give me a buzz when you settle back here so we can catch up! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Hi Kim & Evelyn can you pls sms me your mobile numbers? my number is +xxxx hope that I can come to Spore to see little Ethan.

    He is now so meaty (very good sign ^_^)….. are you pumping and feeding him?

    Take care and God Bless.

    Ruth

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