Premature Infant (cont.)
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Taking Your Baby Home
Your premature infant is considered ready to go home when he or she is able to:
Preparing to go home. As your infant's discharge from the hospital approaches, you may feel excitement, impatience, and a new kind of anxiety. Responsibility for your infant's care, which has so recently required lots of technology and medical training, is now being transferred to you. You can best prepare yourself by learning:
You will also want to:
If home-based health care and support are available to you, take advantage of them. Home-based services spare you and your infant the physical and emotional stress of traveling to numerous appointments.
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