Preemies

Are Premature Babies More Likely to Have Jaundice?

Premature Babies and Jaundice

Premature babies are more likely to develop jaundice than full-term infants because the condition is caused by the baby’s liver not being developed enough to process bilirubin, a yellowish substance that is found in the blood. If your baby was born before you were 37 weeks pregnant and now they have jaundice, prematurity could be …

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Preemie Care: 5 Survival Tips for New Parents

Preemie Care: 5 Survival Tips for New Parents

Did you know that one in every ten babies in the United States is born prematurely? Babies born before 37 weeks gestation are considered to be preemies. Depending on what week gestation they’re born, preemies may have a considerable amount of extra care and attention they’ll need to thrive. If you’re feeling apprehensive about how …

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Embracing the Organic Lifestyle with a Premature Baby

Embracing the Organic Lifestyle with a Premature Baby

Moms of preemies know that we often have to face a very different set of challenges than parents of full-term babies. There are important differences that affect our baby’s health; often, for instance, our baby will require physiotherapy to strengthen muscles and obtain greater balance. Additionally, although breastfeeding is crucial from birth, very premature babies can …

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