Once your baby arrives, your delivery nurse will contact The Children’s Clinic physician on call. A clinic physician will examine your baby within 24 hours of his/her birth. Each day of your hospital stay, one of our physicians will see you and your baby to discuss important feeding and health issues. Routinely babies are seen within one to two weeks post discharge from the hospital for a well baby check-up. However, breast fed babies will sometimes need a visit to the office sooner.
Newborns see physicians several times throughout their first year of life for a physical, developmental and nutritional screening. The following Medical Checkup schedule is typically used for well-baby checks during the first year.
Immunizations are required at 2, 4, 6, and 12 month checkups
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Feeding Expert from Similac. There are many benefits to breastfeeding for both mom and baby, even if you are only able to do so for a short time. Breast milk is supplied with antibodies that help protect infants from bacteria and viruses. Studies have shown that babies who are not breastfed are sick more often and are more likely to develop a wide range of infectious diseases including ear infections, diarrhea and respiratory infections.
Another benefit of breast milk is that it is the most complete form of nutrition available for infants. It has just the right amount of fat, sugar, water, and protein needed for a baby’s development. Nursing helps mother’s burn extra calories, making it easier to lose weight associated with pregnancy. Breastfeeding has been found to lower the risk of both breast and ovarian cancers.
To learn more about breastfeeding and its benefits, check out the following websites:
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