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Table of Contents
Caring Begins at Birth
Your Newborn’s Hospital Check-up
Ten Fingers and Ten Toes
Special Care for Your Newborn
When Your Newborn Cries
Changing Your Newborn’s Diaper
Feeding Your Newborn – breast or bottle feeding
Feeding Your Newborn – spit ups, weight gain, BMs
Bathing Your Newborn
Dressing Your Newborn
Shhh!! We’re Sleeping
Keeping Your Baby Safe
Your Newborn’s Admirers
Taking Your Newborn Out
If Your Newborn Gets a Cold
If You Have Questions
When to Call Your Pediatrician
Take Care of Yourself, Too
This booklet was written using the recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics; however, it is meant to give you basic guidelines—not advice. Follow your pediatrician’s advice about your baby.
Caring for Your Newborn is also available in Español.
Expert Advisors: Linda Abercrombie, RNC, BSN, CCE; Randall W. Barfield, Jr. MD, Pediatrician; Dianne Harris, BS, CHES; Michelle Klevesahl, RN, BSN, CCE, Certified Lactation Consultant; Sheryl Lewis, RN, Newborn Nursery; Kristy K. Martyn, PhDc, RN-CS, Certified Nurse Practitioner
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