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Premature Babies

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: October 14, 2014

March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation