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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When is a baby officially considered premature?

Although pregnancy is generally 40 weeks long, babies born at 37 weeks are considered full-term (at that point, they're developed enough that they shouldn't have any age-related health issues). Any child born 36 weeks or earlier is considered a preemie, ... More

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