What is a “Late Preterm” Baby?
Updated: Feb 20, 2022
Ah, the #latepreterm babe. This is the term used for all babies born between 34+0 and 36+6 weeks. They can have several challenges and almost all will require a lot of feeding assistance for the first few weeks of life. Many times these babes are discharged home with the mother, but it’s also common for them to require time in the #NICU.
Unfortunately, most parents I work with haven’t received proper #education regarding just how different this gestational age makes their baby.
It’s not just that they are “little”.
‼️Every body system & organ is several weeks #premature, and thus, much more prone to complications.