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Premature Baby

A normal pregnancy lasts up to 40 weeks. Any birth that occurs before 37 weeks is termed a premature baby. These babies have developmental defects causing breathing problems, heart problems, temperature control problems, problems associated with brain functioning, metabolism problems, vision impairment, cerebral palsy, etc. Premature delivery can be avoided with progesterone supplements, cervical cerclage, etc.

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My sister’s baby was diagnosed with Down’s syndrome, also the baby and was born three weeks prematurely. What are the risks in the future regarding the baby's health?

Query: Hello doctor, My sister’s baby was diagnosed with Down’s syndrome when my sister was pregnant, also the baby was born three weeks prematurely and needed care. What are the risks in the future regarding his health?   Read Full »

Dr. Veerabhadrudu Kuncham

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Information about Down syndrome and premature birth. It is essential to consult with medical professionals who can evaluate the specific situation and provide personalized advice. Here are some potential risks associated w...  Read Full »

I bottle-feed my baby. Will it cause nipple confusion?

Query: Hi doctor, My baby was delivered at 29 weeks, and he is currently in the NICU. The doctor said everything is fine. How long he will need to stay in the NICU? I am currently giving him pumped breast milk, but I am not sure if he will be able to breastfeed once he leaves the NICU. Should I continue bo...  Read Full »

Dr. Veerabhadrudu Kuncham

Answer: Hi, I am glad you chose icliniq for your medical related queries. I understand your concern and will try to help you with it. The length of stay in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) can vary depending on various factors, such as the baby's overall health, growth, and ability to feed. Babies...  Read Full »

Why did my premature nephew have sudden body swelling while he was a week old?

Query: Hi doctor, My nephew is a premature baby. On the third day, his blood glucose level was decreased to 34. Later, he was admitted and kept under surveillance. His blood test revealed elevated bilirubin level. Four days later, his blood values become normal. On the same day, suddenly there was swelling...  Read Full »

Dr. Veerabhadrudu Kuncham

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your baby probably has a problem with his kidneys. A urine spot protein to creatinine ratio of more than two usually suggests that your baby is losing a lot of protein through his kidneys called nephrotic range proteinuria. So, the swelling of the body might have appear...  Read Full »

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