Two and a half months of feeding a 900 g premature baby

Two and a half months of feeding a 900 g premature baby 3

Two and a half months of feeding a 900 g premature baby

Ms. Linh, 36 years old, was hospitalized in August due to premature labor.

Two days later, the baby girl was born, weighing 900 g, crying weakly, and turning blue all over.

On November 17, Dr. Le To Nhu, Head of the Department of Neonatology, said that extremely premature babies have abnormalities in the respiratory and digestive systems due to incomplete organ functions.

Doctors care for premature babies in specialized incubators.

Children are maximally protected from the risk of chronic lung disease, nerve damage, eye damage… which can leave permanent sequelae.

Hyperglycemia in pediatric patients was also controlled with insulin after two days of treatment.

After 9 days of intravenous nutrition, the baby was fed completely through the intestines through the nose/mouth – stomach tube.

At 32 weeks of corrected gestational age, the baby begins to practice non-nutritive breastfeeding (a method of allowing the baby to practice mouth movement to suck but without milk) to promote the development of the sucking-sucking reflex.

Two weeks later, the baby’s sucking reflex was good, and the baby was trained to breastfeed according to the baby-led feeding program, which allows controlling the amount of milk eaten based on the natural improvement process of the digestive system, minimizing complications such as pneumonia.

According to Dr. Nhu, premature babies do not have as many signs as full-term babies.

The baby will soon have skin-to-skin contact with the mother, controlling stress factors such as pain, light, noise… to ensure optimal neurological development.

Premature birth is a baby born before 37 weeks.

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