Niece's Baby Is Great My niece had her baby last week . . . 4.5 lbs . . . 17" long . . . He is full term and fully developed but had trouble adjusting to the bottle, so he was put in NICU and fed through a tube. My niece had a rough day yesterday. She was released from the hospital but the baby has to stay a few more days. However, that baby is doing great and finally eating from the bottle. He's perfectly fine just a small baby. Doctors say he just needs to learn to grab hold of that bottle and eat, and that he is doing. Just received a report from my niece. The baby is doing wonderful.