Low Birthweight in Newborns | Treatments

What are the treatment options for low birthweight newborns?

Care for low birthweight babies may include:

  • care in the NICU
  • temperature controlled beds
  • special feedings, sometimes with a tube into the stomach if a baby cannot suck
  • other treatments for complications

Low birthweight babies typically "catch up" in physical growth if there are no other complications. Babies may be referred to special follow-up healthcare programs.