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Premature Baby

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Adding just 100 more words in babies' early days may increase their language skills down the road
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Premature birth touches more than 11% of American families. Here are some personal stories of how kids entered the world, a little earlier than expected.
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 What to watch for and how to help lessen the negative effects of pre mature birth
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From apnea to jaundice and RSV, here’s what you need to know about common preemie babies’ health issues and their treatment
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How to bring your (very) little one home safely
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Pain medication, C-sections, premature birth, breastfeeding problems, and other surprises you may encounter in labor and bringing your newborn home
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What you need to know about sterilizing the things your baby puts in his mouth
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If your baby's one of the more than 1,400 infants born prematurely each day, you could find yourself spending a lot of time in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).
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If your baby was premature, you know he's at risk for developmental delays and may have a hard time keeping up. The good news: With the right care,...
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Q. My child has a weak immune system. He was born prematurely, and I believe this is the cause. He is constantly sick, and his colds last for at...
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Q. How do I know whether my baby might have RSV or if it's just a cold? A. Your doctor will be able to tell you if your baby has RSV, or...
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Your baby's skin is soft, smooth, and infinitely touchable. Give in to the temptation! Stroking and hugging your infant early and often is one of the...
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When the teeth of babies who are born prematurely come in, they may lack protective enamel and be more prone to decay and staining. The more...
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One mother’s story of her preemies’ first months
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Meet once-premature babies who are growing into happy, thriving children
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Here’s how you can feed your baby breast milk even if you’re unable to nurse
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A parents’ survival guide for when a preemie needs intensive care