Premature Babies

Your baby came a little earlier than expected, and you've got questions about parenting a preemie. Here you'll learn about caring for a premature baby, from common preemie conditions to feeding to catching up developmentally. Our tips help you through this fragile time.

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How the NICU Changes During a Pandemic
While hospitals across the nation battle the coronavirus, NICUs are also being affected. Experts weigh in on what parents can do to get through this difficult time.
Iowa Mom Gives Birth 4 Months Early to 13-Oz. Baby Boy: 'He's Our Little Miracle'
“His arms and toes were moving and he was trying to breathe on his own,” said Ellonn Smartt.
'Miracle' Newborn Whose Mom Died During Childbirth Will Be Taken Off Life Support, Dad Says
Matthew Jr. was born April 29, and has been relying on a breathing machine and feeding tubes to live.

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What Being a NICU Mom is Really Like
I delivered my baby girl two and a half months before her due date. The NICU became my everyday reality for six weeks. It was odd, surreal, and completely out of my control.
Pittsburgh Baby Celebrates Last Day in NICU with Sweet Graduation Ceremony: 'It Was Amazing'
Two-month-old Bodie Blodgett celebrated his last day in a Pittsburgh hospital's NICU with a sweet graduation ceremony—complete with a cap and gown!