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I spent the majority of my time in NICU, when I could not hold my son, holding his little hand in the incubator. (Probably helped me more than him, but who knows?) Soon as the docs will allow it, ask for some kangaroo time. Physical contact is a great bonding facilitator. Sing to them. My son, now 30 months old and out of NICU for QUITE a while, still ...
If you can, use some holiday time and take wednesdays off work. I did this in the first few weeks after paternity leave finished. The effect is that you get a little 'mini weekend' to break up the week, so that its only 2 days without help around the house for your other half, rather than 5 days.
WARNING! This response may contain discussion of breastmilk that some may find 'icky'. Yet most people are usually ok with drinking milk intended for baby cows... Getting milk Probably the most pressing thing is the supply issue - how do you obtain breastmilk for a premature baby. The odds are good that you aren't producing any useful milk yourself. ...
This is a special case, so it is best to consult your doctor about it. I agree with the earlier comment, that only your doctor can give you sound and professional advice regarding this matter, since he knows your baby's condition. It is also best to read stuff on how you can help your baby to gain weight and so on, so you can fully support their growing up ...
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