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how long can a 23 week premature baby live for?

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Dr. Cindy Juster
35 years experience Pediatrics
Several factors.: Infants with extremely low birth weight (elbw) have a higher risk of all of the possible complications of premature birth, both in the immediate neonatal period and after discharge from the nursery. For babies with birth weights under 500 grams, only about 14-40% survive to 12 months or later, and many of the survivors have severe health problems.
Answered on Nov 26, 2013

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