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    Default IUGR babies

    Would like to hear from others who have had IUGR babies.
    What challenges did this cause?
    Did your baby catch up?

    I was induced 3 weeks early. Baby is nursery for a week with low sugar levels.
    She's now 6 weeks but I'm finding she still doesn't feed effectively. She falls asleep a lot and I always have to top her up which is exhausting!
    Does it ever get easier? At the moment it feels like it never will!

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    Technically not a prem but I didn't know where else to post this

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    My twins were 35 weekers and had IUGR, they were only 1.5kg and 1.8kg.
    They had NG tubes for almost 3 weeks as they would fall asleep on the breast.
    I brought them home at 3 and a half weeks but had weekly paed appointments for 3 months.
    They weren't thriving and I had to add extra calories to EBM.
    I got sick and lost my milk at 3 months and they went onto formula.

    They were still wearing 00 at 1 and were almost 8kg.
    They turn 4 next week and weigh 13kg, they're still skinny but in proportion and eat a lot.

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    Hi March
    I had an IUGR baby in 2004, born 5 weeks early via emergency c-section due to the IUGR. She is now 9 and she's still a little small for her age (her 7 year old premmie sister is the same size as her!) but has never had any health or developmental issues. Hope this helps

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    DS had assymetric IUGR...basically a very tiny tummy (2nd percentile). He came of his own accord at 37 weeks. We had lots of issues with him in the first 12 weeks...refluxy, fretful baby and some stays back in hospital as slow to gain weight. We got our money's worth out of our 00000-000 clothes!

    He was always a little bonsai baby but caught up around two, and at three is a strong and mighty
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    My DD was born at 25 weeks and they classed her as IUGR (mild, size of later 23 or 24 weeker on their charts, but they still classed her IUGR as she was below the lowest percentile on the chart).

    She is now 10.5 months / 7 months. She's very slow to gain weight, she's below the lower percentile for her actual and corrected ages. But aside from that she's doing quite well developmentally. They expect her to catch up eventually, but maybe closer to 5 or 6, so a while away.

    As PP said, we got LOTS of wear out of premmie and newborn clothes, she's still in a lot of her 000's!

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    Cinderella- I tried the calma bottle but it didn't seem like it was working. I couldn't work out If I needed to do anything to it first. Your story sounds similar to mine. My daughter was 2.47kg so only just under hospital margin. 6 weeks old and now 2.9kg so she's getting there and getting a bit stronger but top ups are hard work!

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    Yes we definitely are getting a lot if wear out of the 00000 clothes! Shes only just beginning to fill then out! Just a shame nappies are too big! Lpts oc leaks through the sides! Do they go smaller than newborn in Huggies?


 

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