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Chronic Lung Disease in Infants - Topic Overview

What can you expect when your baby comes home?

Some babies still need treatment after they go home. Before your baby leaves the hospital, you will be trained to continue your baby's care at home. For example, you may learn how to:

  • Give your baby oxygen at home.
  • Make sure your baby gets enough calories and protein.
  • Spot the signs of breathing problems and what to do if your baby has them.

Before you take your baby home, you may want to plan ahead for extra help. Ask the hospital to recommend a home health care agency. These groups provide home visits from nurses and other services.

It will be important to protect your baby's lungs and prevent infections:

  • Take extra care to avoid the spread of infection. Wash your hands often. And if your child needs day care, choose a small group (with no more than three children) if you can.
  • Schedule regular doctor visits. Your child will need to be checked for problems from chronic lung disease and for growth and development problems.
  • Get your child immunized as recommended.
  • Don't let people smoke around your child.

WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

Last Updated: September 09, 2014
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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