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Premature babies and breastfeeding

Premature babies and breastfeeding

For an infant to be considered full-term, the length of pregnancy is between 37 and 42 weeks, calculated by the gestational age (GA). If the gestation ends before 37 weeks, this is considered a preterm birth. Premature deliveries are divided into subcategories based on their gestational age: Extremely preterm: born before 28 weeks Very preterm: born between 28.1 and 31.6 weeks Moderately preterm: born between 32 and 34.6 weeks Late preterm: born between 35 and 36.6 weeks Viability limits have…

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Premature babies and breastfeeding (part I)

Premature babies and breastfeeding (part I)

Giving birth to a premature baby is an experience for which parents are not prepared. The dreamed and desired baby disappears, happiness is postponed and the future is too big an unknown. Parents often feel lost in the fragility of their babies. It seems that nothing is in their hands, that they cannot do much for them, and that they can only trust doctors and medicines. But is that so? Although there are no specific causes for premature birth, in…

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