a premature baby can often be on a ventilator to help with breathing due to the immaturity of baby’s lungs. The smallest or earliest prem baby may need assistance especially for babies born under 26 weeks gestation into pregnancy.plus even babies born at 36 weeks can have assisted breathing if an infection develops, it takes some of the stress of the baby breathing unaided whist the infection can often take a hold and make them more slower to recover.
babies born premature can also have whats called as cpac you may have misheard the phrase when you are trying to google the term on the internet and often put in cpad or c pac by mistake. C pap is the correct term may be used to treat preterm infants whose lungs have not yet fully developed. For example, physicians may use CPAP to treat infants who have respiratory distress syndrome or bronchopulmonary dysplasia. In some preterm infants whose lungs haven’t fully developed, CPAP improves survival and decreases the need for steroid treatment for their lungs.