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How do premies develop differently

Pediatrician Tanya Altmann discusses how premature, or “preemie”, babies might develop differently than a full-term baby. Preemies are babies that are born within 34 weeks, and they can sometimes have issues that require oxygen, medication, or the use of a specialist. However, with modern technology, preemies do much better in terms of health and development. While they may encounter some initial issues, once they have learned to feed and breathe on their own, they can typically begin to catch up fairly quickly to full-term babies by their first year.

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- A baby that is born before 37 weeks of age is considered premature, and some premature babies are born looking just like full term babies, and some are born so early that they can have other issues because their lungs aren't fully developed yet. So how your premature baby does depends on when they're born and what problems they have after they're born. With excellent neonatologists, and NICUs, and all of the modern technologies, premature babies do very well, and we have ... Read more

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