I'm bfing yeah, oh and cannula rant

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I'm bfing yeah, oh and cannula rant

Postby holiday » Wed Jul 15, 2009 02:21 pm

I'm the one that posted about reglan. It worked for me and I'm breastfeeding my 24 weeker and she loves it lol.

I can not keep the nasal cannula in her nose to save my life. I even put new stickers on. We will turn around and it will be in her mouth or up on her forehead. Any tricks to help?
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Re : I'm bfing yeah, oh and cannula rant

Postby lilliputianmama » Wed Jul 15, 2009 05:43 pm

My daughter was always eating her cannula. I don't think there is a good solution, at least we never found one.
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Re : I'm bfing yeah, oh and cannula rant

Postby tree » Wed Jul 15, 2009 10:15 pm

We found paper tape worked better than the tender grips, sometimes the combination can help. Nothing keeps it out of their mouths or eyeballs, so just try to put it back when you can. My husband got really good at putting it on fairly tight, which helped.
Congrats on the Reglan success and BFing your daughter! That is fantastic news.
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Re : I'm bfing yeah, oh and cannula rant

Postby jenn » Wed Jul 15, 2009 10:20 pm

Congrats on the BFing!! Woo hoo!

As for the cannula... we had the same issue, Jaidyn would wiggle her little fingers under it and yank it out *unreal to say the least*
I agree with "tree" on the paper tape and tightening the tubing.
Thanks for the update!!
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Re : I'm bfing yeah, oh and cannula rant

Postby holiday » Thu Jul 16, 2009 10:58 am

thanks guys.

she still has to bottle feed too for her 27 cal formula. i am so nervous taking care of her!
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Re : I'm bfing yeah, oh and cannula rant

Postby jenn » Thu Jul 16, 2009 12:00 am

If you weren't nervous- I'd worry. ;o)
I feel your doing a GREAT job mama!!!
I send my best! Jenn
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Re : I'm bfing yeah, oh and cannula rant

Postby darateacher » Sun Jul 19, 2009 08:49 pm

Noah, in the ISCU, always pulled his canula out of his nose and would put it in his mouth. I think it's totally a "preemie" thing needing to suck on anything nearby their mouths. Yay on the BF!!!!
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