In tertiary (high level) care centers, the survival rates for babies born at 32 to 33 weeks are very high. Broadly speaking, issues that may present revolve mostly around size, feeding and growing. A baby born seven weeks early is significantly smaller than one at full term, since weight gain is concentrated in those last weeks in utero. Infants this age can be sluggish feeders, capable of taking only very small amounts at a feed and using a lot of their energy to do so, so postnatal weight gain can be an issue. Calorie and vitamin-enriched formulas or fortifiers added to breast milk are often used to provide extra calories and the nutrients not absorbed fully from the placenta.
I have received a free bottle in the mail for trial. The one with the silicone teat. Great looking bottle, I loved it at first site, but unfortunately my daughter didn't like it as much... She kept pushing it out of her mouth even when almost asleep. I have reviewed my experience on the site, and soon after I was contacted by Julie, one of the NUK managers, who explained to me that some babies prefer silicone, while others go for the latex. Very generously, Julie has offered me to try a sample of the latex teat as well, with compliments. I have accepted her offer and next day, two latex teats have arrived through the mail. My daughter got past the initial rejection of the silicone teat, and she now drinks happily from both the silicone and the latex one. I was pleasantly surprised with the whole experience and with the 5* treatment I have received from Julie. And the bottle, with latex or silicone teat, is absolutely lovely!