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Friday, May 26th, 2017

Newborn Baby Information - Suggestions for Newborn and Child Care

Debra L. Burns, M.D.
Ernie M. Fernandez, M.D.
Joseph A. Hanig, M.D.
J. Patrick Hieber, M.D.
Roger O. Schorlemer, MD.
C. Victoria Shinn, M.D.

Congratulations from all of us at CLINICAL PEDIATRICS!  Every new parent will have questions arise after they return home from the hospital.  We hope that this pamphlet will help answer the more common of these questions.  Always remember that your love and good common sense will get you through most situations and that we are here to help when you need us.

YOUR BABY SHOULD HAVE HIS/HER FIRST VISIT AT 2 WEEKS OF AGE (UNLESS WE TELL YOU TO MAKE AN EARLIER APPOINTMENT).  CALL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AFTER BIRTH TO MAKE YOUR APPOINTMENT SO THAT WE CAN OFFER YOU THE TIME AND DAY THAT IS BEST FOR YOU. 

When do I call for advice or help?  This is a question new parents frequently ask.  When your baby is new, the answer is to call whenever you find yourself worried.  In time, you will learn to trust your feelings and will find yourself increasingly confident about handling minor illnesses and injuries.  Regardless of the child’s age, if you are unsure about some aspect of your child’s care, please let us know.

Understanding Your Newborn:
Physical Characteristics/Inborn Reflexes/Sleep & Wake States

Safety:
Car Safety Seats

Caring for Your Newborn:
Infant Feeding
Sleeping and Positioning
Bathing. Diapering, and Wrapping Your Baby
Bowel Movements and Urinating
Care of the Unbillical Cord and Fingernails
Care of the Circumcised and Uncircumcised Infant
Mucus/Use of the Bulb Syringe/Choking
Taking Temperatures
Clothing/Going Outside/Laundry

Common Problems and Medical Issues:
Colic
Jaundice
Group B Streptoccocal Infection
Screening Tests
Immunizations

Telephone:
After Hours:
214-368-3659
214-368-3659 (Option 7)
8355 Walnut Hill Lane, Suites 105 & 205 Dallas, TX 75231
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