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Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV): Frequently Asked Questions

RSV is the leading cause of pneumonia and bronchiolitis in babies and is the most frequent cause of lower respiratory tract infections in children. To help protect your baby, here are some simple steps that parents and caregivers can take.

Review Date: September 26, 2011

PreemieCare

Caring for Your Premature Baby

Yes, babies who are born prematurely (before the due date) may need special care during their first 2 years, especially if they were very small at birth (less than 3 pounds). Here's some advice on how to care for your baby when he or she comes home from the hospital.

Review Date: August 16, 2012

American Academy of Family Physicians

Low Birthweight

Low-birthweight babies are at increased risk for serious health problems. Learn what you can do to reduce your risk of having a low-birthweight baby.

Review Date: February 05, 2013

March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation

Protect Your Baby and Yourself From Listeriosis

Pregnant women are at high risk for getting sick from Listeria, harmful bacteria found in many foods. If you are pregnant, you need to know what foods are safe to eat.

Review Date: July 11, 2014

Food Safety and Inspection Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture