Wednesday, Daddy got a chance to help with the bottle. He started off with some really big sucks and swallows, but then petered out really quickly. He only finished 30cc in the whole feeding. We spoke to the doctor and his weight gain for the last week has been pretty flat. He's using more calories than he's getting and gavage feeding him they won't give him any more quantity, so they will be adding fortifyer to the milk, hopefully this will give him the energy he needs to finish more feedings and get stronger quicker. From what I've read this is commonly needed with premature babies that don't get everything they need from the placenta during their time in the womb. William isn't premature, but it's like he is because of the IUGR and his Low birth weight. Low birth weight is commonly under 5.5#, and William was 4#10oz, and an IUGR baby caused by his small placenta size, so he didn't get all the nutrition he needed.
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