Moms on Call’s Top 5 Tips for Your Preemie Baby

Bringing home a premature baby can come with unique challenges. So, we’re taking some of the guess work out of it! Keep reading for tips to help with those babies that come earlier than expected!

Bringing home a baby is a feat in itself. Bringing home a baby that has come earlier than expected definitely has its added challenges. It can often feel like you are calculating everything, every minute of the day. Keeping times, minutes of breastfeeding, amounts in storage, number of diapers, weights, ounces, and intervals of every variety. Who knew there would be so much math involved in raising a preemie? At Moms on Call, we (Jennifer and Laura) have brought home our own sets of preemie twins and partnered with thousands of families with preemies.

In no way do we want to overwhelm you. So, we’ve put together a quick list of tips to help you get through those first few weeks with your preemie baby.

  • If your baby was born earlier than 34 weeks gestation or has any severe medical issues, we recommend partnering one-on-one with a Moms on Call Premier Consultant.
    • They can walk with you through progressing through schedules and help ease some stress!
    • They can help look for the developmental milestones the baby is reaching.
    • And most importantly, they’ll help you determine your feeding amounts!
  • In the absence of severe medical issues, check out our Preemie Progress Cheat Sheet.
    • We’ve taken the guesswork out of which Moms on Call Schedule baby should be following and when to progress in schedules!
      • Click the drop-down on the Free Resource tab and click “Preemie.”
    • We’ve developed a chart to help you move from survival to sustainability!
  • Carter’s Preemie collection was made with a baby in mind.
    • Designed with the help of NICU nurses, this super soft collection has easy snap or hook and loop closures for easier dressing, x-rays, and wires.
    • There are three preemie sizes, so your little one won’t be swimming in their clothes for the foreseeable future.
  • The learning curve of feeding.
  • Twins and Multiples? We’ve got you covered!
    • Here are Laura and Jennifer’s Survival Tips for Twins and Multiples to help get your little ones on schedule together!

Head over to our Free Resources page to get Moms on Call’s Preemie Progress Cheat Sheet! While you’re there, browse through our Knowledge Center for all kinds of tips, tricks, and insights to support you, including podcast posts that you will find super helpful!