The Longest Shortest Time

EPISODE #24: Due Date Desert

Francesca came 8 weeks early. And was way, way smaller than most babies that early usually are. Her mom, Shannon, was told she’d probably never be able to breastfeed. But Francesca latched like a champ.

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And then Shannon’s due date rolled around.

And she woke up. Dry.

Preemie Breastfeeding & Comfort Nursing Resources
Shannon found this article and this one helpful for breastfeeding a preemie in the NICU. She likes this one for info on “kangaroo care.” This one for increasing your milk supply. And this one for comfort nursing, or nursing after you’ve lost milk production.

What happened on YOUR due date?
Tell us in the comments.