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 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