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Babies Encyclopedia: Have you seen any developmental setbacks in your preemie baby?

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Asked by CafeMom Team at 6:07 PM on Sep. 8, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • i don not have a preemie but i will gladly bump this question...

    Answer by luvmyaustin at 7:04 PM on Sep. 8, 2010

  • I had 2 but luckily they never had many problems. My son did have a speech delay

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 7:08 PM on Sep. 8, 2010

  • My oldest son was premature, on top of having other health issues. He had no breathing problems, but had issues gaining weight for the first year and a half of his life. However, now that he's eight years old, you would never be able to tell that anything was ever wrong with him!

    Answer by prinzesstephi at 10:10 PM on Sep. 8, 2010

  • My son was born only 5 weeks premature with IUGR and other birth defects. By the book, he is not developmentally delayed but he's a late bloomer with almost everything he has done! All babies are differently, regardless of setbacks and how early the baby was born - some are going to have delays while others are not. Each child is special!

    Answer by Miss.Cullen at 10:56 PM on Sep. 8, 2010

  • As with Miss.Cullen my son was/is not technically developmentally delayed but definitely a late bloomer as well. He was 16 months when he walked, nearly 2 before he started REALLY talking, and other things that he just didn't do until later than my first 2, but he was still within the time frame of when he should do them. I used to worry about the "developmental setbacks", but I think it was just a normal worry.

    Answer by mama2000_1 at 11:24 PM on Sep. 8, 2010

  • My son was 4 weeks early and there have been some issues with speech, but nothing that can be tested as he is only 17 months. He was a late bloomer on some things but I sometimes think it is just that"late blooming" and nothing that can be connected to his early birth.

    Answer by Bearsjen at 12:22 AM on Sep. 9, 2010

  • It is said to not base milestones of preemies on the age from birth, but from the age they are based on the date they should have been born.

    Example: If baby was a month early, give the milestone an extra months time before raising concerns on the issues.

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 1:48 AM on Sep. 9, 2010

  • No.

    Answer by mekarevell at 11:27 AM on Sep. 9, 2010

  • i did not have a preemie but i will gladly bump this question...

    Answer by MTM at 12:59 PM on Sep. 9, 2010

  • My son was technically a preemie, born at 36 weeks. He had a speech delay, and required speech therapy for over a year. He is all caught up now.

    Answer by my2.5boys at 10:47 PM on Sep. 9, 2010

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