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.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Kimberly Dow, MD, FRCPC - Neonatology|
|Last Revised||March 22, 2013|
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