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When Can My Premature Baby Leave the Hospital?

If your preemie is admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), you may have a lot of questions. Most importantly, you're probably wondering when you can take your new baby home. Watch this video to learn about the important skills your little one needs before they can be discharged. You'll also hear from other parents of NICU "graduates" about their experiences and what you can expect as your baby gets ready to leave the hospital.

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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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