- He could have breast milk 4 hours prior to surgery. A formula fed baby has to be at least 8 hours with nothing to eat.
- He was able to breast feed immedietly after waking up from the procedure, a formula fed baby would have to have a "clear" liquid first.
- Because the procedure he had involved them going down his throat he had to be on clear liquids no solids for 8 hours AFTER the procedure. That would mean a formula fed baby would have ANOTHER 8 hours of no bottle! Evan could eat as much as he wanted, just no baby puree's.
This made things so much easier because they get so hungry and do not understand why mommy isn't feeding them! It was so nice to go right into the recovery room and nurse my sweet baby boy. It comforted momma and it comforted baby.