Newborn Visit Preview
Preparing for the Newborn Visit
- We'll review your answers to our newborn questionnaires you completed in the hospital, and discuss any questions you might have.
Growth and Nutrition
- We'll measure and discuss your baby's weight.
- Babies lose up to 10% of their birthweight in the first week of life. We expect this to happen.
- We'll talk about how feeding is going, and make a feeding plan together to follow until the next visit.
- For the first 2 weeks of life, babies only wake up to eat. For this reason there isn't much to talk about regarding development!
- Our examination includes a lot in a short amount of time. Please ask questions if you have them! All questions are good questions, and we want you to be involved in your baby's care.
- If your baby received the first hepatitis B vaccine in the hospital, there won't be any vaccines for this visit. If you decided to wait to get the vaccine from us, we'll provide that today.
- Please read our guide to common vaccine reactions if the first hep b vaccine was not given in the hospital.
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