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During pregnancy, uterine, cervical, or placental
complications, as well as infection with the
amniotic fluid, are some of the causes behind
your giving birth to baby earlier than your due
date. That means, a preterm birth usually happens
3 weeks earlier (in the 37th week of your
pregnancy) than a full-term babys due date.
However, based on how soon you may give birth to
your baby, your premature neonate may be
classified into
  • Late preterm In which, your baby may be born
    between 34 and 36 weeks of your pregnancy.
  • Moderately preterm In which, your baby may be
    born between 32 and 34 weeks of your pregnancy.
  • Very preterm In which, your little one may be
    born in less than 32 weeks of your pregnancy.
  • Extremely preterm In which, your little one may
    be born at or before 25 weeks of your pregnancy.

What Are The Characteristics Of A Premature Baby?
  • Well, as far as characteristics of a preterm baby
    are concerned your premature infant may have
    such symptoms
  • Your premature infant may seem fragile. She may
    have small and skinny chest, as well as bird-like
    legs and arms.
  • His or her skin may look pale or blotchy. Since
    there are more chances of your preterm little one
    being sick with jaundice so he or she may develop
    yellowish skin.
  • He or she may be covered with tiny hair, which is
    also known as lunago.
  • Adding on to the above, since he or she may be
    born small in size, his or her nervous system may
    not be fully developed. Therefore, he or she may
    develop a few premature birth complications like
    breastfeeding problems, as well as respiratory
    distress.  As a result, he or she will need
    special care and monitoring in the intensive care
    unit of the hospital before you bring your infant

How To Take Care Of Your Premature Baby At Home?
Due to the pre-birth complications, babies born
prematurely need extra care and attention not
just in the hospital, but also in the house. We
are aware that youre also quite new in this
journey of motherhood. It is obvious that you
mustnt be experienced enough in nurturing your
premature baby at home. Therefore, before you
leave the hospital, gather all the information
from your doctor about how you can confidently
take care of your premature baby at home. Heres
a list of things you can do as far as premature
infant care is required.
Your Preemie Needs To Be Fed Well
Since your premature infant needs to grow well
and might even have to catch up to the growth of
a full-term baby, you need to feed her well. Of
course, breastfeeding is the ideal way to nourish
him or her and help your infant to grow fast,
however, sometimes, your little one might have a
problem with latching, as mentioned above. That
doesnt mean youd stop breastfeeding your
premature infant. You can alternately formula
feed your little one as per your doctors advice. 
Be Consistent With Your Little Ones Feeding
Most preemies need 8 to 10 feeds a day. However,
you shouldnt wait much in between feeding your
little one. You shouldnt even wait for your
little one to get dehydrated. Ensure that you
feed him or her at regular intervals. 
Keep A Track Of Your Babys Growth
Your premature little one may not grow in the
same manner as a full-term baby. However, with
proper nourishment, your preemie will be able to
grow faster and healthier. Not just that! Your
doctor might give you a different growth chart
for your infant. As per your doctors advice, you
can include some activities like sitting up and
crawling, which will help him or her grow faster.
As you see your little one growing up little by
little, start keeping a track of your babys
Practice Skintoskin Contact
This is indeed a very good exercise not just for
your baby, but also for you. Practicing skin-to-sk
in by breastfeeding, or by making your infant
take some rest under your shirt or blanket tends
to reduce the stress or pain of your infant and
promotes health and weight. Additionally,
skintoskin contact helps in regulating your
little ones heart rate as well as breathing. 
Keep Track Of Your Babys Vision
Crossed eyes or retinopathy of prematurity
(ROP)are usually common eye problems in some
preemies. Although this problem might disappear,
as he or she slowly grows up, your healthcare
provider might still ask you to keep a constant
check on your little ones eyes. The doctor might
even suggest you take him or her to the eye
doctor for a check-up. 
Constantly Keep A Check On Your Little Ones
Listening Power
Just like the vision problem, your preemie may
develop a hearing disorder. Make some noises
around your little munchkin to check whether he
or she turns his or her head in response to your
sound. If, somehow, he or she doesnt consult the
doctor immediately.
Check On Your Preemies Immunity
Vaccinating your preemie earlier than necessary
wouldnt help much. As per your doctors advice,
let your premature little one be at least 6
months old, just like a full-term baby, and give
him or her all the necessary vaccines and flu
Limit The Visitors To Your House
Since your preemies immunity might be lower, it
would be advisable for you to not allow many
guests to your house to see your baby who knows,
one of them may have smoked, had a fever, or not
had clean hands, causing certain issues with your
babys health. 
Avoid Going Out
At least till such time that your baby is
carefully vaccinated to stay safe from infection
from outside. Even if you plan to visit the
doctor, try to fix the schedule and visit the
doctor in the first hour of the morning or wait
in the waiting area outside the doctors cabin.
The doctors chamber also might have several kids
with infections, so that may not be safe for your
Take Care Of Your Little Ones Sleep
Your premature little one may spend a lot of time
sleeping. Ensure that he or she is sleeping on a
firm mattress without pillows. Also, ensure that
your baby sleeps on his or her back. With the
above-mentioned ways out, you can certainly take
care of premature at home and help your baby grow
fast. However, you can constantly consult the
doctor for anything that concerns you about your
little one. Besides, if you need any other
information regarding pregnancy, postpartum as
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