Feeding Your Late Preterm Baby

Feeding Your Late Preterm Baby

Congratulations on the birth of your baby! Adding a new member to your family is an exciting event that almost always brings with it new challenges, and more so if your baby arrives earlier than expected. Babies who arrive after 34 weeks, but before 38 weeks gestation are referred to as “late preterm” or “near-term.”  Late preterm babies might look like healthy full-term babies, but they do not share the same feeding behaviors.