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Newborn Information

Having a new baby is a thrilling and rewarding experience for any parent. We welcome your family to our practice and look forward to providing quality health care for your baby. Expecting parents can schedule a free prenatal appointment with a nurse to get information about our practice and providers.

We care for newborns once they are discharged from the birth hospital. Usually the babies are seen 3-5 days after discharge. The first 2 visits usually involve weight tracking, feeding issues and other newborn issues like jaundice, umbilical cord care, circumcision care, etc.  Since all hospitals administer the first Hepatitis B vaccine at birth, the next vaccine (Hepatitis B #2) is administered at 1 month of age.   The first visit may be the right time to ask about the vaccines and the vaccine schedule.  We firmly believe that vaccines are one of the most important aspects of preventive health care for children and are a safe and effective way to protect children from certain infectious diseases that may cause devastating consequences including, but not limited to, death.  At Pediatric Associates we adhere to the immunization guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the ACIP.  We don't support any significant delays or omissions from that schedule.

More information about immunization can be found at the immunization page.

Here are some essential newborn care topics: