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My preemie 24wk 6days, is now 33wks gestation, what will her adjusted age be when she reaches her due date? Would it be "newborn"

My preemie 24wk 6days, is now 33wks gestation, what will her adjusted age be when she reaches her due date? Would it be "newborn"

Already born: your child will have 2 ages for a while, the chronological age, actual age since birth, and the corrected or adjusted age, in other words the age if the child was born at full term, 40 weeks, so in your case simply subtract 15 weeks from your child's chronological age to get her corrected age, she won't be a newborn any more, the newborn period is the first four weeks of life regardless, ...Read more

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Premature Baby (Definition)

Any newborn infant with a gestational age of less 37 weeks- since most pregnancies other than in vitro fertilization cannot determine exact dates of conception, several methods such as early ultrasound, last menstrual period, and the Ballard gestational assessment can ...Read more


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How much time should I pump after feeding my preemie?

How much time should I pump after feeding my preemie?

10 minutes each: Pumping up to 10 minutes each breast is a good place to start. It really depends on how long your baby nurses. Pump until your breast feels empty, then pump the other side. Excessive pumping may make you sore. Pay attention to your body you don't fatigue yourself. ...Read more

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Does anybody here have any experience with preemie twins and feeding problems?

Does anybody here have any experience with preemie twins and feeding problems?

Feeding preemies: Preemies, whether they are twins or not often have feeding problems. It is typically not recommended to try to breast or botttle feed until their gestational age is about 34 corrected weeks since their neuological maturity is not developed well enough to suck, swallow and breathe in a coordinated manner until then. They may have some oral aversion if they have been on a ventilator a long period. ...Read more

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Ng tube feedings used for my preemie. Had frequent nosebleed on that side later. Any relation?

Ng tube feedings used for my preemie. Had frequent nosebleed on that side later. Any relation?

Possibly: If your baby had an ng for more than a day or two, it was likely switched from one side to the other. It is unlikely that nosebleeds later in life would be related to this. However if the ng was left in place for a prolonged period it can cause erosions, or breakdown of the mucosa. This could present with heavy nose bleeds. ...Read more

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If I had a preemie, should I breast feed? He is too tiny to drink from me.

If I had a preemie, should I breast feed? He is too tiny to drink from me.

Absolutely: You should pump the milk to use until he is old enough to suck from the breast.It is still the best way to feed him. ...Read more

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How can a preemie be breast fed through the nasogastric tube?

How can a preemie be breast fed through the nasogastric tube?

See below: You need to pump and provide the pumped breast milk through the tube. Use the recommended amount and frequency provided by the nicu staff. ...Read more

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How long can a broken femur bone go unnoticed on a new born premature baby?

How long can a broken femur bone go unnoticed on a new born premature baby?

Depends on type: Non-displaced fractures, will heal quickly and show few, if any signs in a newborn unless significant traction is placed on the upper arm. Since most newborns are not subject to extreme traction or tension after delivery, a non-displaced fracture can go entirely unnoticed, unless at some point the baby has an xray of the arm. Displaced fractures are diagnosed quickly, usually right after birth ...Read more

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Should i wake up newborn in the middle of the night to feed him or do I wait till he wakes up?

Should i wake up newborn in the middle of the night to feed him or do I wait till he wakes up?

Wake him up: Newborns should feed every 2-3 hours. Babies should not be allowed to sleep through the night until they are two months or older. ...Read more

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What does "preemie" mean?

What does "preemie" mean?

Premature baby: It's a medical slang and it corresponds to a baby, who was born less that 37 weeks of gestational age. ...Read more

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How does a preemie get nec?

How does a preemie get nec?

NEC: Although the exact etiology of necrotizing enterocolitis (nec) remains unknown, research suggests multiple factors - inefficient blood circulation; infectious agents like bacteria, viruses, and fungi; immaturity and dysfunction of the immune system. Regardless of the triggering mechanisms, the resultant outcome is significant inflammation of the intestinal tissues. ...Read more

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Neonatal (Definition)

The term neonatal is generally used to describe events that occur with an infant within the first 30 days after birth.Some practitioners are looser with the definition & extend the ...Read more


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