In many cases you can breastfeed your NICU baby. Certainly, pump your breastmilk until baby is able to latch. In some cases mom (or dad) can hold baby on her chest. For example, in cases of jaundice, place a bili-blanket underneath your baby on your chest and shine lights on both mom and baby. You may need to advocate with your doctors or nurses in order to be able to do this. Having regular consultations with a lactation consultant may … Keep Reading!!!