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.
A new study shows that cuddling your baby (early and often!) has huge benefits when it comes to brain development, especially for preemies.
What long-term complications could result from prematurity?
Is breastfeeding different with a premature baby?
Babies born too soon need extra care. Here's what to expect and how to manage the challenges.
The risk factors, warning signs, and treatment methods of premature labor.
Parenting a preemie? These resources can help.
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.
Even if you can't hold your baby right away, you can still let your preemie know he's loved.
When your preemie comes home from the hospital, be ready with special TLC.
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.
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.
Breastfeeding a premature baby can be extra challenging but these simple tips can help make things easier.
New guidelines for preemies. Courtesy of Nationwide Childrens Hospital.
Babies born long before their due date still face risks -- but their chances of growing into strong, healthy kids are better than ever.
This emotional video shows a new mom holding her premature baby for the first time.
Familiarize yourself with some issues your baby might face.
A new study by the American Academy of Pediatrics suggests skin-to-skin care can reduce the risk of death for babies born premature or at a low birth weight by more than one-third.
Be on the watch for rare but serious complications.
Turns out, reading simple books a few minutes a day is good for more than just lulling babies to sleep.