Buzzy, Congrats on your new babies...I too, suggest she call her doctor for advice.
Originally Posted by CA man
Ladies my sister needs some help, she just went through some serious problems with her babies birth. She had her baby two month early because her body started rejecting the baby. Her new husband (they have been married for only 7 months) was also causing her serious stress because of some of the things he was caught doing with the neighbors wife. But now all the stress she is under is causing her not to be able to express any milk for the baby, my nephew is only just over 3 pounds right now and he needs breast milk to continue gaining weight. Can any of you help her with a suggestions on what to do?
CA man, First and formost is your daughter's well being. She is in a very precarious situation, and needs some help. Is there anyway she and the baby could stay with you, until the baby is thriving? Living under so much stress is not healthy for either one of them. She needs to be calm, rested, well nourished, hydrated, fell safe and secure, in order for her to nurse. Do not give up! Three days is not long enough for many women to get a supply of breast milk. Before the milk comes the colostrum, which then stimulates milk supply. It is important to keep trying, even if you need to nourish the baby shortly with formula. Many preemys need to learn to suck.
When my frist child was born (25 years ago), I had so much milk that I donated it to the Childrens Hospital, just for babies like your nephew....who needed a little help getting started. Unfortunately, programs like those are no longer available, due to the AIDS virus. Mothers milk is the best for babies, so give her a lot of positve encouragement, patients, and love. I would also let her doctor know. Most hospitals have lactation specialists who are very helpful to new mom's, and nursing.
Good luck, and good health