Congratulations on your newborn! We understand that knowing all the right steps on how to care for your newborn baby can be overwhelming, but rest assured our team of expert pediatricians is here to help! Find out everything needed to keep your newborn healthy with the below articles, available programs and classes and well care information! If you are currently pregnant, check out our Healthy Beginnings resources.
Healthy Measures Appointment: This appointment is scheduled with our Healthy Measures Team (RN, lactation consultants) 1 – 2 days after discharge from the hospital. We will weigh your baby and answer any questions regarding breast or bottle feeding and baby care.
Newborn Well Care Visit: This appointment is scheduled within the first 5-7 days of life, as your baby’s first checkup with a provider.
Our Healthy Family Program at the Youth Clinic was designed to help families who may be experiencing postpartum depression. Our goal is to help you access support within the community (health care providers, mental health care providers, support groups, etc.), as well as to provide one on one support for you as you care for your baby.
Healthy Measures makes sure that you and your newborn get off to a healthy start. Our team will weigh your baby and answer any questions you may have on what to expect for the first few weeks of your baby’s life. If you are breastfeeding, our specialty-trained lactation consultants will support you through the breastfeeding journey
If you will be returning to work and are nursing your baby, then this is the right class for you! We want to provide mothers with the knowledge and tools to continue breastfeeding if they need to be away from their baby.
At about 6 months of age, your baby will be ready to start eating solid foods. This class will help you know what foods are best to introduce first, how to know when to move on to different types of foods, what foods to avoid, and how to help your child become an independent eater and share in the family table.
Having a baby is a wonderful and challenging life change. Baby Steps at the Youth Clinic is here to support you through your child’s first year of life. This weekly group allows parents to connect informally with other parents and share their experiences. A pediatric nurse is available to answer questions and provide information on important topics such as:
Development and play
Family life balance
Babyproofing and safety
Common infant illness
Our lactation and feeding support group provides mothers with tips and advice in a relaxing environment.
The Youth Clinic offers multiple opportunities for mothers to not only learn about breastfeeding but talk about it too.