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What Kinds of Follow-Up Care Will My Baby Need After NICU Discharge?

After leaving the NICU, your premature baby may need frequent medical and developmental follow-up appointments. In addition to regular checkups with your pediatrician, your baby's health care team may recommend early intervention support services to help them thrive. These services may include occupational therapy, physical therapy or speech therapy, based on their individual needs. As your baby continues to get healthier and develop more skills, they'll need fewer of these visits. Watch this video to learn more.

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American Academy of Pediatrics, Boston Medical Center and W.K. Kellogg Foundation (Copyright © 2022)
The information contained on this Web site should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your pediatrician. There may be variations in treatment that your pediatrician may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances.
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