Newborn Care

Newborn Care offered in Irvine, Eastvale and Corona, CA

Having a newborn and being a first time mom is one of the most exciting and worrisome times in your life. At American Pediatrics, with offices in Eastvale, Corona, and Irvine, California, the compassionate team understands the emotions you’re going through with your new baby and offers supportive care to help get you and your little one off to a good start. Call the nearest office or book an in-person or telehealth appointment online today. 

What is newborn care?

Newborn care focuses on managing the health and wellness needs of your newborn baby. It also addresses your concerns as a first time mom. The goal of newborn care is to ensure your little one has the best possible start. 

The team at American Pediatrics ensures that your newborn is healthy and happy during those first few weeks of life. Since newborns go through many changes during these first couple of weeks, they also let you know what to expect about their development. 

American Pediatrics takes a holistic approach to care, giving you any necessary support and guidance to manage your newborn baby’s well-being. 

When do I start newborn care?

Within just a few hours of birth, most newborns get their immunizations and their first physical exam at the hospital. After that, you should schedule your first newborn care visit at American Pediatrics within 3-5 days for a wellness checkup. 

This first visit is not only important for your emotional health but for your baby’s overall well-being. Having a newborn can be overwhelming, but the American Pediatrics team can help make life with your baby a little easier. 

What happens during newborn care?

The details of your newborn care visit at American Pediatrics depends on you and your baby’s needs. Though, you can expect the team to measure your baby’s length, head circumference, and weight. These measurements can help them monitor your baby’s growth and development. 

The team also performs a physical exam, gently examining their eyes and ears. They might also discuss diaper changes, sleep habits, and feeding. 

They spend ample time talking with you about your baby’s health and any topics of concern you might have. Then, they schedule your newborn’s next well-child exam at their one month birthday. 

When should I talk to a pediatrician about my newborn?

You should reach out to the American Pediatrics team whenever you have health concerns about your newborn. 

Newborn care is not only the right place to ask those questions, but also an opportunity to receive information about how to take care of your baby during those first few weeks of life and what to expect as they grow and develop into toddlers. 

It’s also important to contact your American Pediatrics office if your newborn has signs or symptoms of an infection, including runny nose, coughing, or a fever. 

The team makes sure you and your baby get off to the best possible start. To learn more about newborn care visits, call American Pediatrics or book an appointment online today.