Newborn Care

Newborn Care Specialist
While bringing a newborn baby home is exciting, it’s also an important time to monitor their growth and development. Carnegie Hill Pediatrics on the Upper East Side of New York City provides comprehensive newborn care to ensure your baby stays healthy. With regularly scheduled appointments, disease prevention and early intervention can be easily implemented. If you’re in need of pediatric newborn care in New York City, contact the office today to learn more.

Newborn Care Q & A

Carnegie Hill Pediatrics

What is newborn care?

Newborn care is a regular part of your child’s medical routine. Newborn care entails a broad range of services, from the care your infant receives in the hospital, including umbilical care and circumcision, to immunizations, disease prevention, and general medical services.

Your pediatrician at Carnegie Hill Pediatrics recommends scheduling newborn care appointments regularly throughout the first year. That includes within 3-5 days of birth, as well as at one, two, four, six, nine, and 12 months, and then you begin regular well child check-ups.

Why is newborn care important?

Pediatric newborn care is vital to the health and development of your baby. Through these appointments, your pediatrician ensures your baby is getting proper care and tracks their growth and development. Your doctor can monitor any issues that arise, from trouble eating to infections and illnesses.

At these regularly scheduled visits, your pediatrician checks your child’s development, and if there are any delays, the doctor can set up early intervention services. The doctor also provides preventive measures and screening, monitoring for chronic and acute conditions.

What does a newborn care appointment entail?

During your infant’s newborn care appointments, you can expect a range of services, including:

  • Height, weight, and head circumference measurements
  • Physical examination, including checking reflexes
  • Immunizations
  • Developmental assessment

Your pediatrician may ask you questions about how your child eats, sleeps, and goes the bathroom. The doctor discusses safety issues, including using a car seat and crib. Your pediatrician may also ask if you have questions and should give you the opportunity to talk about any issues or concerns that you have with your child’s growth or development.

If you have a newborn or are pregnant and looking for a pediatrician on the Upper East Side of New York City, contact Carnegie Hill Pediatrics today. Call or book your appointment online.

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