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Newborn Care Specialist

Neighborhood Pediatrics  -  - Pediatrician

Neighborhood Pediatrics

Pediatricians located in Shenandoah, TX

Newborn care gives you the chance to learn about the care your baby needs in their first few weeks of life. In Shenandoah, Texas, board-certified pediatricians offer exceptionally detailed newborn care at Neighborhood Pediatrics and can track your baby’s development with regular visits. To schedule your infant’s first newborn care visit, book an appointment over the phone or online at Neighborhood Pediatrics today.

Newborn Care Q & A

What is newborn care?

Newborn care refers to your infant’s first-ever visits to their pediatrician shortly after birth. You should bring your newborn in for their first visit to Neighborhood Pediatrics just 2-3 days after you leave the hospital unless the providers at the hospital tell you to schedule a newborn visit sooner. 

Your initial newborn care visit is highly detailed and involves evaluations as well as discussions about integrating your new baby into your home and lifestyle. If you’re a new parent, you likely have many questions needing answers about caring for a newborn. 

The pediatricians at Neighborhood Pediatrics are knowledgeable and happy to provide solutions. 

What does newborn care include?

A newborn care visit at Neighborhood Pediatrics includes a few steps every time, with additional measures for some babies or parents based on their needs. 

Your pediatrician briefly asks about your family medical history as well as behaviors and lifestyle. Once they have the information they need, the rest of the visit includes:

  • Measuring your baby’s weight
  • Measuring your baby’s length
  • Measuring your baby’s head circumference
  • A head-to-toe examination of your baby
  • Immunizing your baby against hepatitis B
  • Answering your questions about newborn care at home

The team at Neighborhood Pediatrics can assist you with nursing support if you need the extra help. It may take you some time to adjust to having a newborn baby in the home and learn about their needs at any given time of day. 

Fortunately, the next visit for your baby comes up quickly: you’ll return for your baby’s next checkup at Neighborhood Pediatrics just two weeks after your child’s birth. By then, you may have more questions that your pediatrician can answer. 

What will I learn during a newborn care visit?

Newborn care visits involve plenty of education for new parents about newborn needs and behaviors. There’s a lot to learn, so you might choose to take notes during the visit. 

At your first newborn care visit at Neighborhood Pediatrics, your pediatrician teaches you about:

  • Infant safety precautions
  • Eating habits and nutrition
  • Breast milk and formula information
  • Stooling
  • Sleep schedule and tips

As your infant grows, it becomes easier to get in tune with their needs and wants. 

If you have any questions or concerns that come up between your baby’s regular well-child visits at Neighborhood Pediatrics, you can always schedule a remote telehealth visit from the comfort of your home. 

If your due date is approaching and you need to schedule a newborn care visit, call Neighborhood Pediatrics or book an appointment online today.