Congratulations! You have a new baby! Now what do you do? It’s the toughest new job you’ll ever have. And more importantly, no matter how many books you read, how many people you talk to, or how prepared you think you may be…caring for a newborn means having lots of questions, and the advice keeps changing and advancing. How soon do I bring my baby to the doctor after leaving the hospital? What do I need to learn about breast feeding? How do I get my baby to start sleeping on a schedule? What do I need to know about fevers? Jaundice? Colic? About spitting up? When can I take my newborn out of the house? And so many more… Join host Dr. Winnie King as we meet with a panel of new mothers, hear their stories and have all of their questions answered by our experts.
Basic Baby Health Tips
•Baby’s first visit to the pediatrician should be anywhere from 2 days to 10 days after leaving the hospital.
•JAUNDICE: signs are yellow skin & eyes. Contact Pediatrician
•FEVER: Call pediatrician if your baby is younger than 2 months and has fever of 100.4 fahrenheit or higher. Always take rectal temp and use digital thermometer.
Steven Shelov, MD – Chairman, Dept. of Pediatrics, Maimonides Medical Center; Editor In Chief, American Academy of Pediatrics book, Caring for Your Baby and Child, Birth Through Age 5
Wendy Clarke Wilcox, MD, MPH – Specialist, Obstetrics and Gynecology Montefiore Medical Center
Beverly Solow, RNC – Nursing Consultant; Board Certified Lactation Consultant
Theresa M. Fay Conte, RNC – Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Montefiore Medical Center
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