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Childhood-diseases

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Posted by: JADE | 2004/11/24

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PREMATURE BABY

My baby was born prematurely at 29 weeks, he was fully developed with no problems at all. He was in an incubator for 1 day only and was released from the hospital ( is this normal). When do babies get placed in incubator?

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

All very small babies are placed in an incubator to prevent them from losing too much heat. It sounds as if your baby did really well, but if he is still very tiny it will be important that he is looked after carefully and followed-up regularly. It is important to discuss all your concerns with your doctor.

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Posted by: Mommy | 2004/11/25

I am no expert, but it truly sounds very strange for me. My sister's baby was born on 29 weeks (weighed 830kg) and my friends son was born on 30 weeks (weighed 1,8kg) and both of them was in hospital for more than a month. At first they were treated in the Neonatal unit and then later placed in a normal incubator. Brain and lung development is usually the problem at that stage and they have to learn to adapt to feeding. My sister's baby was given 1ml milk at the beginning and is now receiving 30ml at a time (she now weighs 1,7 kg) and is still in hospital.
But like I said - I'm no expert. I read a lot on internet about premmies to help my sister with information - and all of the babies born at that stage were hospitalised for quite a while. Are you sure your baby was born on 29 weeks?

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Posted by: Blue | 2004/11/25

what did you baby weigh at birth? and on release?

on of the factors in deciding to discharge the baby is weight.

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