When can I take my baby home?

Usually, babies go home after 6-8 weeks (1 ½ - 2 months). Your baby might stay longer or shorter depending on his needs and how well he heals and grows.

Your baby can go home when he reaches certain milestones (markers of good health and growth). This includes:

  • Breathing on his own
  • Gaining weight
  • Keeping his temperature steady

After surgery, your baby should be healthy and grow properly. He might need extra care from a specialist, such as a gastroenterologist (stomach and intestine doctor), feeding therapist or occupational therapist (person who helps with feeding and learning everyday living skills). Your baby might also need follow-up care from the surgeon.

Rev. 1/2018. This website is intended to provide health information so that you can be better informed. It is not a substitute for medical advice and should not be used to treatment of any medical conditions.