Quoting TamaraL:" aww the poor little thing. I can't imagine it's calories because the math just wouldn't make sense. ... [snip!] ... NICU and only up to a certain size? I don't know much about it because it wasn't offered past a certain size when I went dry. "
Well, her friends offered to pump for her plus I know of some resources where you can meet with a donor and get the milk screened ect... all for free. They are called human milk 4 human babies and Eats on Feets.
Yes they are internet based but they have directions on how to pasteurize the milk if you don't feel safe the milk can be made safe anyway, and you can get any donor you want screened :] Its just not well known because its taboo in most places which I don't understand... Donor milk has killed less babies world wide technically actually. If you feel safe it may be worth looking into. They have a facebook and you just post on their wall and ask for mamas in your local area to meet up with to get milk from ect... its safe and pretty cool. I would do it if I had needed it but at the same time, I would not have hesitated to give my son formula either.
Anyway that poor baby has been through a lot but damn she is an amazing fighter! All of these problems happened from Zoloft actually so the family is suing but i am just glad she is getting better you know? That's the most important part. I guess her heart condition calls for a lot of weird things such as managing her food intake and such. I think they are having to fortify the formula and milk with vitamins and stuff as well because of her intestinal tract.