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How much do preemies weigh?

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Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
Pediatrics

In brief: Variable

Premie designates that the baby was born earlier than expected; less than 36 weeks gestation.
It does not designate a weight. Some premies weigh 8 pounds or more or as little as 1 pound.

In brief: Variable

Premie designates that the baby was born earlier than expected; less than 36 weeks gestation.
It does not designate a weight. Some premies weigh 8 pounds or more or as little as 1 pound.
Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics

In brief: Wide Variation

With medical advancements, smaller and younger preemies are surviving.
Sometimes as early as 21-22 weeks, but babies up to 37 weeks are technically premature. Weights can vary from less than 1 lb, to "normal" newborn weights.

In brief: Wide Variation

With medical advancements, smaller and younger preemies are surviving.
Sometimes as early as 21-22 weeks, but babies up to 37 weeks are technically premature. Weights can vary from less than 1 lb, to "normal" newborn weights.
Dr. Scott Katz
Dr. Scott Katz
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