Yes it is possible to nurse your baby. Breast milk provides essential health benefits for all newborns but especially in premature or sick babies. Many NICU babies are not ready to feed from the breast at first, but you can learn how to pump your milk so it can be delivered through a tube to the baby's stomach. Tube feeding is the best way to get breast milk fed to your baby if they are unable to suckle.
If you are planning to breastfeed, it is helpful to get advice from the hospital’s lactation consultant and your baby’s nurses and doctors.