That's good to know that I may be able to breastfeed him from the breast. I'm a very tactile person anyway and, especially having lost my last one, I imagine I will want any and every opportunity to hold him. In fact - I'm planning on having a 'Top Five' list of requests on my birth plan and one of them will be to let me hold my baby skin-to-skin as much as possible. I understand that that will be a lot less if he ends up in the NICU but anything and everything I can get, I will.
I am also fortunate that the best NICU in the area is not only in the hospital very close to our house but I believe they are good at providing places for the parents to stay on site as well. My local SANDS group (group for bereaved mothers) also have been very involved in making it as parent and child friendly as possible which is good.
Thanks for your help.