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I have 2 sisters that are 3/4 Boer babies 4 days old. They are probably 2lbs each if that...they look like eggplants with legs. They are on homemade formula (the lady I bought them from put them on that), had frozen colostrum she gave them 1st day. Approximately 3 weeks premature. They play, are starting to walk good, taking the bottle fairly well w/pritchard nipple, very thin, urinating well, no stool berries but have semi firm orangish stool, no diarrhea, and boy can they holler. I am feeding 4-5oz every 4 hrs-the formula contains buttermilk, whole milk, evaporated milk, corn syrup. So what am I doing wrong or am I doing anything right? I need help!! This is new to me. I also have a 5 week old and a 4 week old who are on the same formula that are doing fantastic with great gain, very healthy. I have not had good luck in the past with the powdered milk replacers. Does anyone have experience with Preemies? please send me an e-mail with any info.......just an fyi, they were so premature that the smaller one had almost no fur, she just had velvety short down almost like a baby chick although her hair has now come in and is very thick. They are currently 5 days old. Help!!!!! :)
-- Julie Haney (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 23, 2004
I hope you were able to resolve this. Good Luck.
Little Bit Farm
-- Little Bit Farm (email@example.com), May 07, 2004.
My opinion is (not ever having premature goats, but being an RN with some OB experience) that if they're still alive at 4 days and doing as well as you describe they'll be fine. They got their colostrum, which is absolutely important. You might consider getting a small bag of lamb replacer to put a little fat on them. The fat content is much higher than goat or cow replacer. A lamb will literally starve to death on anything but lamb replacer. Otherwise, if the other babies are doing well on the homemade formula it's probably fine. I'm amazed at how well you've done with them. Hang in there.
-- Judy (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 27, 2004.
I REALLY MISUNDERSTOOD THE SITE.MY SISTER WHO IS 17YRS.OLD HAS A RARE DISEASE HALF OF UTERUS ONE OVARIE.SHE COULD ONLY CARRY OUR LITTLE ANTHONY CLOSE TO 7MONTHS.HE WEIGHED 1LB14OUCES BUT HE FINALLY IS OFF OXEGEN AND HEART MONITOR.ABOUT FOE THREE MONTHS.HE WAS BORN IN NOVEMBER.HE HAS IVER COME ALOT EYE SURGERY AMONG SO MANY OTHER THINGS.WELL I'M WRITING TO SEEIF YOU CAN HELP ME.MY SISTER JESSICA IS ON WIC AND THE FORMULA HE DESPEATLY NEEDS EVEN A DOCTOR PRESCRIBED THEY DENIED.HE NEE ISOMIL SIMILAC SY FORMULA.THE OTHER STUFF AS MUCH AS WENT DOWN IS AS MUCH THAT CAME UP.SHE HAS NO FATHER FIGURE,HE WAS JUST A SPERM DONOR IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN.IF YOU COULD TELL ME WHICH WEB SITE TO GO ON I WOULD GLADLY APRECIATE IT.GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR SITUATION APRIL THE BEST FORMULA ,WELLWHAT MY SISTER GAVE ANTHONY THE FIRST WAS PROSOBEE LIPIL SOMETHING EXTRA IRON BUT GAVE BABY LOT GAS SO I THINK YOU'LL BE CHANGING FORMULA AS THE BABY GROWS HER BABY IS 8 MONTH AND STILL CHANGING.SEE THE WIC PAYS FOR THE FORMULA SHE NEEDS HERE IN PA BUT THE WIC IN DE WON'T THATS WHY I'M EAGER TO HELP MY NEPHEW.I'M 23YRS.OLD AND HAVE A 1YR.OLD SO I CAN RELATE TO AN EXTENT THANK-YOU APRIL ZAPLITNY AND FAMILY
-- APRIL ZAPLITNY (APRILZAP1@AOL.COM), July 01, 2004.
How old is the baby? If not very old, the absolute best thing for baby is Mommy's milk. Could your sister pump her own milk and add it to formula until her milk is built back up. God made women's bodies to feed the baby in the best way possible. Formula is even worse, because the baby's stomach is immature. However, my advice is for your sister to consult her doctor about what is best. Have her ask her doctor if trying the baby on goat milk is a possibility, if all other options have been exhausted. Unfortunately in this day and age advice to young mothers upon the birth of their child is poorly given. Babies need the nutrition of their mother's own milk. God designed that milk especially for them. If I were your sister, I would ask her doctor for a lactation counselor if possible.
Little Bit Farm
-- Little Bit Farm (email@example.com), July 01, 2004.