When you have a premature baby who still can not feed himself, one of your biggest challenges will be to stimulate and maintain the amount of milk you produce, because when you can not be near your baby to feed, the production of milk is not the same and when your baby gets a little, probably will not have enough to feed efficiently.
The best way to do this is that in the hospital teach you to use a pump bottle or a double room to store your milk. And when your baby leaves the hospital, you may want to rent one of these pumps for a few weeks for home use, at least until you make sure that your baby is feeding enough.
Another challenge we have faced in feeding your premature baby is and when you are giving directly from the breast to learn to suck properly. This is because most babies do not develop the reflex of sucking, swallowing and breathing, which is the most important time to eat until 32 weeks in utero, it is difficult to calculate for a premature baby.
As for the amount of food that you give your premature baby, try to do it initially at least every three hours to complete eight meals every 24 hours. Of course, this scheme is very flexible and when you recognize the sounds and signals that you give your baby, if you think that you are hungry before, try to eat. It is also very good that you wake up to feed, because in fact this helps you to more quickly develop his instinct to suck.