Associated Press

One of Calif. octuplets rejects tube feeding

Wednesday, January 28, 2009


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(01-28) 16:50 PST Bellflower, CA (AP) --

One of the tiny octuplets born Monday in Southern California has been taken off tube-feedings of donated breast milk.

Kaiser Permanente Bellflower Medical Center nursing chief Miriam Koury says the stomach of the infant called Baby F didn't absorb the first feeding he was given Wednesday. The baby is being given an intravenous feeding to provide vitamins and nutrition.

Baby F, who weighed 2 pounds, 12 ounces at birth, was among five of the octuplets who began tube-feeding Wednesday.

Three other babies still have not taken tube feedings.

All six boys and two girls are breathing on their own, with three still being provided oxygen.

Their identities, along with the identity of the mother, remain private at the request of the mother.

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