Newborn Care

Pediatrician & Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine Specialist located in Tallahassee, FL

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Newborn Care services offered in Tallahassee, FL

Newborn care attends to your health and the health of your baby as you navigate the first stages of new parenthood. At ASK Pediatric Services in Tallahassee, Florida, Aisha Bailey, DO, and the team educate you on everything you need to know about early infancy and development. Schedule a newborn visit today by calling ASK Pediatric Services or booking an appointment online.

What is newborn care?

Newborn care involves regular visits with a pediatrician throughout and beyond your baby’s first year. The team helps you stay on track with the recommended schedule of newborn care visits and the tests and services your baby needs. 

At ASK Pediatric Services, newborn care starts almost immediately after childbirth. In fact, you should schedule your baby’s first newborn care visit for their first week. After that, you visit on a schedule set by the American Academy of Pediatrics. 

In addition to getting services in the office, the team at ASK Pediatric Services advises you on caring for a new baby at home. 

Lots of new parents feel overwhelmed, so don’t feel ashamed or hesitant to ask plenty of questions during your visits. The team can talk to you about diapers, breastfeeding, formula, bathing, and many other topics that revolve around babies’ wellness. 

What does newborn care entail?

Newborn care visits at ASK Pediatric Services vary in what they include based on the age and developmental stage of your baby. Earlier visits, for example, will not be the same as those when your child reaches 6 months or 1 year old. 

The team provides many tests and treatments in the office alongside helpful educational materials. Throughout their first year, your newborn gets:

  • Metabolic screenings
  • Immunizations
  • Weight checks
  • Jaundice checks
  • Tuberculosis testing
  • Physical exams
  • Hemoglobin finger sticks

If your newborn shows any signs of a health condition, the team provides the necessary tests until you have the answers you need. They can also teach you what to expect at every developmental stage so you know what to anticipate. 

The team even offers special gift bags for mothers and their newborns at their newborn health visits. 

What are the benefits of newborn care?

Newborn care helps strengthen the bond between mothers and their babies. The team at ASK Pediatric Services is always available to answer your questions and provide health-conscious guidance for new parenthood. 

Newborn care is also essential for tracking your new baby’s growth and development during the phases when it’s happening the fastest. 

With regular appointments, the team measures your baby’s length, weight, and head circumference. They compare the measurements and may perform additional tests here and there to be certain your baby is in excellent health. 

Schedule a newborn care visit for yourself and your new baby over the phone or online at ASK Pediatric Services today.