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Topic 1 DQ 1 Describe the effect of extremely low birth weight babies on the family and community. Consider short-term and long-term impacts, socioeconomic implications, the need for ongoing care, and comorbidities associated with prematurity. Explain how disparities relative to ethnic and cultural groups may contribute to low birth weight babies. Identify one support service within your community to assist with preterm infants and their families and explain how the service adequately addresses the needs of the community, or a population in your community. Provide the link to the resource in your post. Infant development in the womb and for the first year following birth is developmentally critical. The development of neurons in the brain are making connections and creating a network for learning, thinking, and feeling. Low birth weight infants may have a disruption of important processes in brain development, as well as growth and maturation problems (Urban Child, 2012).

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