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Newborn Care

Newborn Care

Newborn Care services offered in West Linn, OR


Newborn care prepares you for competent and attentive parenting as you raise your new infant. At Kids First Pediatric Clinic, LLC, in West Linn, Oregon, pediatrician Badia Jabbour, MD, and the team provide newborn care appointments for your child’s first two years, including vaccinations, wellness exams, and screenings. To schedule a newborn care appointment, call Kids First Pediatric Clinic, LLC, or book online today. 

Newborn Care Q&A

What is newborn care?

Newborn care is a specific type of pediatric medicine that addresses the needs of children in infancy. From your child’s first appointment just days after birth, the team at Kids First Pediatric Clinic, LLC, prioritizes their growth and development with a series of regular visits spanning their first two years. 

The team at Kids First Pediatric Clinic, LLC, ensures you stay current on your child’s newborn visits, measuring them at every appointment to make sure they’re growing and developing at a healthy rate. They also give your baby numerous tests and provide the vaccinations your baby needs to stay healthy. 

As you go through maternity care, the team at Kids First Pediatric Clinic, LLC, lets you know what to expect from newborn care and gives you their recommended schedule for the timing of your baby’s visits. 

What does newborn care include?

Newborn care at Kids First Pediatric Clinic, LLC, includes wellness visits for your baby that check over their health and wellness. Additionally, the team discusses components of your newborn’s health with you and advises on caring for your baby at home. 

Examinations for your newborn include:

 

  • Vital signs
  • Vision and hearing exams
  • Reflex tests
  • Weight measurements
  • Length measurements 
  • Head circumference measurements
  • Discussion of feeding behaviors

 

The team is happy to answer all of your questions about caring for your newborn, infant, or toddler, including questions about swaddling, bathing, nutrition, and various developmental milestones. 

Which conditions affect newborns?

Your child’s newborn visits at Kids First Pediatric Clinic, LLC, also involve screenings for many common diseases that affect babies and small children. The team teaches you to recognize signs of such illnesses and provides thorough screenings for:

 

  • Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)
  • Fifth disease
  • Hand, foot, and mouth disease
  • Croup
  • Scarlet fever
  • Impetigo
  • Kawasaki disease
  • Reye's syndrome
  • Whooping cough (pertussis)

 

Some of these conditions, like whooping cough, have vaccinations available that you can get for your baby. Others do not have vaccines at this time but can have positive outcomes with treatment as long as you catch them early.

Call Kids First Pediatric Clinic, LLC, or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about newborn care and what it involves.

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