Premature Babies

Your baby came a little earlier than expected, and you've got questions about parenting a preemie. Here you'll learn about caring for a premature baby, from common preemie conditions to feeding to catching up developmentally. Our tips help you through this fragile time.

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Parenting a Premature Baby Parenting a Premature Baby
Special Babies, Special Care
Caring for Your Preemie After the Hospital Caring for Your Preemie After the Hospital
Understanding Prematurity Understanding Prematurity
5 Facts About Nursing a Preemie
Before You Take Your Preemie Home
How to Cope When Your Baby Is in the NICU How to Cope When Your Baby Is in the NICU
How to Bond With Your Preemie at the Hospital How to Bond With Your Preemie at the Hospital
Is My Preemie Ready to Come Home?
8 Car Seat Essentials for Preemies
What to Expect in the NICU What to Expect in the NICU
Rare Preemie Conditions
Preemie Basics
Preemie Basics
Long-Term Preemie Issues

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What is the development timeline for premature babies?

While full-term babies are evaluated based on their actual age, a preemie is assessed based on her corrected age (also called adjusted age), or how old she'd be if she had been born on her due date. Take, for example, ... More

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