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Newborn & Pediatric

Once you are home, you and your baby will begin to develop certain patterns and schedules. Most babies do well whether they are breast or bottle fed. A few babies begin to feed poorly once they get home and can develop symptoms of dehydration or jaundice. After a few days at home, we would like for you to bring your baby to the office for their first appointment.
A newborn baby brings joy and excitement into your home along with many questions and concerns. It doesn’t matter if you are a first-time parent or a well-versed pro, caring for a newborn child can be overwhelming. Our resources and services are designed to help with all of your newborn care questions and needs.

General Care Precautions for Newborns and Children:

Maintain good hygiene: Wash your hands before handling the baby or preparing food for children. Keep the surroundings clean.
Support the head and neck: Be careful when handling a newborn’s head and neck since their muscles are not fully developed.
Safe sleep practices: Put infants to sleep on their back in a crib with a firm mattress and avoid placing pillows, blankets, or stuffed animals in the crib.
Car seat safety: Always use a properly installed car seat when traveling with children.
Childproof the environment: Ensure a safe environment by securing cabinets, blocking electrical outlets, and keeping small objects out of reach.
Vaccinations: Vaccinations play a crucial role in protecting newborns and children from various diseases. Follow the vaccination schedule recommended by your healthcare provider to ensure your child receives the necessary immunizations.

Feeding and Nutrition:

Breastfeeding: Breast milk is the ideal nutrition for newborns. It provides essential nutrients and helps build their immune system.
Formula feeding: If you are unable to breastfeed, consult with a pediatrician to choose an appropriate infant formula.
Introduction of solid foods: Begin introducing solid foods around 6 months of age, starting with simple and easily digestible options like pureed fruits and vegetables.

Common Pediatric Conditions and Treatments:

Common cold and cough: Provide plenty of fluids, maintain a comfortable room temperature, and use saline nasal drops to relieve congestion. Consult a pediatrician if symptoms worsen or persist.
Diaper rash: Keep the diaper area clean and dry, use diaper rash cream, and give the baby some diaper-free time to help the rash heal.
Fever: Monitor your child’s temperature and consult a pediatrician for appropriate dosing of over-the-counter fever reducers or when the fever is persistent or accompanied by other concerning symptoms.