Thursday, January 29, 2009

Octuplets begin bottle feeding

The AP is reporting that 5 of the octuplets born to the California mom have begun bottle feeding. This was also mentioned in the piece on the Today Show this morning. What wasn't mentioned on Today is that the babies are taking in donor breast milk! This is fantastic news. It looks like there will be a good outcome in this case, with doctors describing this mom as strong and determined and all 8 of the babies as feisty!

The spokeswoman from Kaiser Permanente Bellflower Medical Center says the mother has begun pumping in anticipation of nursing those 8 hungry babies. In the mean time, thank goodness for all of the breastfeeding moms out there who have donated breast milk that literally saves the lives of babies in the NICU every day.

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