What is the weight range for premature infants?
12 oz. to 5 ibs., 8 oz.
What is jaundice in premature infants or prematurity?
Yellow discoloration of skin and whites of the eyes that results from excess bilirubin in the body's system.
What are the symptoms of respiratory distress syndrome in premature infants?
The symptoms of respiratory distress syndrome are breathing that is rapid and the center of the chest and rib cage pull inward with each breath.
How is respiratory distress syndrome in premature infants treated?
Respiratory distress syndrome is treated by supplying extra oxygen, in more serious cases the baby is hooked up to a ventilator. In some cases a surfactant drug can be given to coat the lung tissue.
What weight would a 3 month premature baby be?
A baby born at week 26 - the last week of the second trimester would be 14" long and weigh about 1 pound 8 ounces.