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Subject:  Re: If We Can Prevent Even One Death!!!! Date:  2/12/2013  5:28 PM
Author:  JLC Number:  671328 of 741932

I don't understand the "feed and weed" reference. Is this refering to premies that are expected to survive with only basic care?

Correct. Feed them to get them big enough, usually around 5 pounds, and weed them out to send either home or normal nursery. Typically don't require too much care other than frequent feedings, daily weights, and maybe some meds to help with digestion/reflux. About as minimal care as you can get in the NICU.

JLC
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