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Dr. Megan Bird
18 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
A baby born early: Any baby born before 37 weeks is considered a "preemie" or premature baby. There is a huge range in how well preemies do, however, depending on how e ... Read More
Dr. Ecaterina Sartina
34 years experience Pediatrics
Premature baby: It's a medical slang and it corresponds to a baby, who was born less that 37 weeks of gestational age.

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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience Pediatrics
NEC: Although the exact etiology of necrotizing enterocolitis (nec) remains unknown, research suggests multiple factors - inefficient blood circulation; in ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
38 years experience Pediatrics
Less intervention: It means your baby is doing much better and requires less care. Maybe just needs to feed and grow.
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Dr. Al Hegab
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39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Unclear question: Please rephrase
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Roberts
22 years experience Pediatrics
Avoid sick kids!: One of the most important things in caring for a premie is to be sure he/she is avoiding exposure to other sick children who can transmit illness. Pre ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Modified scale: Motor development is the most common gauge we use for infant development.Charts used to assess motor skills are based on babies born at term.In premi' ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
38 years experience Pediatrics
Sometimes: Some preemies require much more care than full term infants and placing them in day care is a risk for infections they may not fight as well as full t ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Coogan
47 years experience Pediatrics
18-24 months: Very low birth weight babies (under 3 pounds 5 ounces), may take 24 months to reach normal length, but usually remain relatively thin. Low birth weigh ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: As preemies grow up, they certainly can mature and at some point experience no delays. They are , unfortunately at higher risk for problems in this ar ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
38 years experience Pediatrics
Dont be crushed.: People do not know what you have been through and how small your baby initially was. It is natural that people describe them as tiny as they really ar ... Read More
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