Intro an Questions About Feeding
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|Thu, 02-10-2011 - 4:23pm|
I'm new to the CHD comunity and I'm looking to meet other parents.
My son was born with Tetralogy of Fallot with Pulmonary Atresia last November, and he just had his first surgery last month at 2 months old. He's now 4 weeks out from surgery and he still has his NG tube. He didn't have any feeding problems before his surgery, and his sats are higher now than they were before. They put him on a schedule of 2.5 oz of fortified breastmilk every 3 hours when he was in the hospital, and whatever he didn't finish was put in the tube. He did okay for awhile, finishing the 2.5 oz or close to it at least a couple times a day, but he's since been needing more and more of his nutrition put through the tube. I realize that he's still probably recovering from surgery, but I'm wondering if anyone else had a similar experience. I know that some babies have NG tubes for many months or even years, but my little guy was doing just fine before the surgery. I'm kind of baffled as to why its taking so long for him to build up his endurance again. Am I just being impatient?