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Premature babies are kept under close observation and are treated roughly every two hours. Some can be intubated or put on a ventilator to help them breathe. This
gets rid of pulmonary secretions that the baby can’t expunge on his/her own because he/she isn’t strong enough and doesn’t have the right reflexes to cough yet.

Respiratory physiotherapy can also help babies who have to have be intubated.




  
  

Sarah Horrocks
2009/03/21
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