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A baby born 3 or more weeks early is premature. Babies born early may have health problems. Premature babies may need to stay in the hospital until they can eat, breathe, and stay warm on their own.
Current as of: December 12, 2018
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Sarah A. Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Kim E. Dow, MD, FRCPC - Neonatology