What is very low birth weight?

Very Low Birth Weight

What is very low birth weight (VLBW)?

Very low birth weight (VLBW) is a term used when a baby weighs less than 3 lb 5 oz (1,500 g) at birth. They are more likely to stay in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). And they're more likely to have developmental problems with vital organs and other problems later in life.

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