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Discahrge criteria of premature babies


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Have you considered kangaroo mother care? Once the mother has been taught and understands and practices 24 HR KMC in the hospital- the mother and baby could be discharged to continue KMC at home with follow up in 3 days and then weekly until term and 2500g.

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We often send home stable premature babies of less than that weight and GA, because if we left them in the unit  they get infected.

First we train the mother. Make sure his breastfeeding well. And controling temperature in a basinete with a lamp for 24hrs..

We check them every other day during the first week ( with weight ). then weekly until 2,500 gr.

Believe me they do better at home, but training the mother or the grandmother is key to sucess.

Kangaroo care is another good aproach . Good luck.!!! Blessings for the baby.  :)

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