Caring for Your Preemie

Your preterm baby has special needs. Here you'll learn how to care for a premature baby through these early weeks and months. We'll help you understand when your baby will be ready to come home from the hospital, and how you can help her once she's home.

Science Proves You Can't Hold Your Baby Too Much

A new study shows that cuddling your baby (early and often!) has huge benefits when it comes to brain development, especially for preemies.

Parenting a Premature Baby

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

Before You Take Your Preemie Home

Questions to ask and techniques to learn before going home.

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.

Is My Preemie Ready to Come Home?

The 5 criteria for coming home from the hospital.

5 Facts About Nursing a Preemie

Is breastfeeding different with a premature baby?

Resources for Parents of Preemies

Parenting a preemie? These resources can help.

AAP: Kangaroo Care Lowers Risk of Death in Preemies

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.

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.

Caring for Your Preemie After the Hospital

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

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.

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.

Breastfeeding Preemies

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

Guidelines Help Save Babies Born Extremely Early

New guidelines for preemies. Courtesy of Nationwide Childrens Hospital.

Baby Who Was Born Weighing Just 15 Ounces Beats the Odds

This survival story of a micro-preemie is truly a miracle.

Help for Parents of Preemies: Resource Guide

About one in ten babies in the U.S. are born premature. Here are some accurate and reliable sources of information and support for parents of preemies.

Mom Of Preemie Triplets Shares Her Powerful NICU Experience On Instagram

Get a rare look at the amazing journey this mom and her triplets have taken since their premature birth this past September.

Premature Birth Rates Increase for the First Time in 8 Years

The rise is being driven mainly by worsening rates among specific racial and ethnic groups as well as geographic areas.

Preemie Photo Project Proves There's Life After the NICU

Being small doesn't define these kids!

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.

Good News for Preemies! More NICUs Offering Donor Breastmilk

Researchers have found more hospitals are offering preemies donor breastmilk and seeing positive health benefits.

This Photo of an NBA Star & His Preemie Daughter Will Melt Your Heart

Cavaliers star J.R. Smith posted a photo of himself holding his premature baby girl--born at just 22 weeks--for the first time.

Innovative NICU Lets Parents Stay With Their Babies

A Canadian hospital is set to open a new NICU unit, which lets parents bond with their babies.

This Baby Vs. Small Object Instagram Could Be the Cutest Thing You See Today

ICYMI: Check out this adorable Instagram photo series for a dose of adorableness. Baby versus a carton of eggs? Guess who won!