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what are the needs of a premature baby?

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Dr. Richard Ohnmacht
Pediatrics 35 years experience
It depends: The most important question is how premature. A baby born 4 months early is vastly different than one born 4 weeks early. Generally all premature infants need to be checked for infection, have their breathing checked and be given proper nutrition to grow and develop.
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Nutrition and growth: Ensuring good growth and nutrition will help reduce the long term effects of prematurity. Premature infants can have respiratory difficulty and more serious consequences of infection. Your doctor will check the baby's hearing and possibly refer you to an ophthalmologist as well.

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