Babies born early between 34 and 36 weeks face a double risk of both short-term medical problems and long-term emotional and cognitive challenges. These late-preterm babies face the increased risks regardless of maternal IQ or demographics, according to new study.
“We found late-preterm babies are between two and three times more likely at age 6 to have lower IQs as well as higher levels of attention problems and symptoms of anxious, withdrawn behavior,” says Nicole Talge, a postdoctoral research associate in epidemiology at Michigan State University.
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