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.

Breast Milk May Equal Bigger Brains for Preemies

A new study shows preemies who were given more breast milk developed more brain tissue than those who weren't.

Long-Term Preemie Issues

What long-term complications could result from prematurity?

5 Facts About Nursing a Preemie

Is breastfeeding different with a premature baby?

The Tiniest Miracles

Babies born long before their due date still face risks -- but their chances of growing into strong, healthy kids are better than ever.

Quick Facts on Premature Births

The risk factors, warning signs, and treatment methods of premature labor.

Resources for Parents of Preemies

Parenting a preemie? These resources can help.

Preemie Basics

No woman ever expects to give birth prematurely, yet about one in eight American moms deliver before their 37th week of pregnancy. We've pulled together a guide to nurturing your baby in the NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) and at home.

How to Bond With Your Preemie at the Hospital

Even if you can't hold your baby right away, you can still let your preemie know he's loved.

Watch The Parents of a Preemie Get the Surprise of a Lifetime

Watch The FOX5 Surprise Squad surprise the parents of preemie in this touching video.

Caring for Your Preemie After the Hospital

When your preemie comes home from the hospital, be ready with special TLC.

Watch the Moment This Mom First Holds Her Preemie and Falls Head Over Heels in Love With Him

This emotional video shows a new mom holding her premature baby for the first time.

20 NICU Babies Meet Their Big Sibs for the First Time

Some siblings have to wait longer to meet their little brother or sister--but that doesn't mean they're any less excited! These adorable reader-submitted images perfectly depict the excitement big sibs feel when they finally meet the newest addition to the family.

Breastfeeding Preemies

Breastfeeding a premature baby can be extra challenging but these simple tips can help make things easier.

Baby Care Basics: Concerns for Premature Babies

If your baby is a preemie, she will likely have some difficulties in the beginning. Find out how to help your premature baby--and your family-- thrive.

Guidelines Help Save Babies Born Extremely Early

New guidelines for preemies. Courtesy of Nationwide Childrens Hospital.

Parenting a Premature Baby

Babies born too soon need extra care. Here's what to expect and how to manage the challenges.

The Surprising Way to Help Boost Your Preemie's Development

Turns out, reading simple books a few minutes a day is good for more than just lulling babies to sleep.

Preemie Complications

Familiarize yourself with some issues your baby might face.

Before You Take Your Preemie Home

Questions to ask and techniques to learn before going home.

Is My Preemie Ready to Come Home?

The 5 criteria for coming home from the hospital.

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