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Breastfeeding your sick or pre-term baby


In their first few weeks, pre-term babies may be fed using a nasogastric tube. But as they progress they will begin to take milk feeds, usually through a tube into the baby's mouth or nose. Breast milk is best for many reasons. Find out why and how as we follow four mothers and their premature babies.


This is an extra film from our From Bump to Breastfeeding DVD. The rest of the DVD can be viewed by clicking through the links to the left. While they work very well as stand-alone films, the DVD is best viewed as a whole.

You may also like to watch out for our Small Wonders DVD on caring for a sick or premature baby. You can find out more here.

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