Newborn Care

Newborn Care

Newborn Care services in Naperville, IL

Few things are more exciting than welcoming a new baby into your family, but caring for a little one can also be stressful. For parents in and around Naperville, Illinois, the team of experienced pediatric specialists at Millennium Pediatrics offers exceptional newborn care services. The best way to learn more is to book a time online or over the phone to come in and meet the team.

Newborn Care Q&A

Why is newborn care so important?

Newborn care strives to ensure babies are developing properly and getting the treatment needed for any pediatric health issues they face. Newborn care is also the setting in which parents receive the guidance and support they need as they adapt to their new family structure. 

Newborn care is essential. Regardless of whether this is your first or fourth child. Working with a pediatrician you know and trust is the best way to navigate your parenthood role. 

Extensive research shows that children with access to good-quality newborn care have a lower risk of adverse health issues than those without. Bringing your little one in for newborn care visits (often called well baby visits) is essential to their overall health and wellness. 

What can I expect during newborn care visits?

The initial part of the visit usually involves gathering routine information like your child’s length and weight. Your practitioner will also listen to their heart and lungs and perform basic checks of their vision, hearing, and reflexes. A quick skin assessment is also part of the process. 

Your child’s pediatrician will compare the data collected during the visit to statistics compiled from other children of the same sex and age. This allows your pediatrician to determine where your child falls on the developmental scale. 

There is plenty of time built into these visits to ask questions or express any concerns you have about your child’s health or how to best care for your newest family member. Feel free to discuss feeding, sleep habits, childproofing, or how to help older children feel secure in the new family structure. 

What role do vaccines play in newborn care visits?

Vaccines give your child’s immune system a safe and effective way to develop a strong immune response to many potentially dangerous communicable diseases. The nation’s top health experts offer a schedule to ensure babies are protected early on. 

Babies receive many different vaccines and boosters during their first two years of life. Your pediatrician administers these shots according to the recommended timeline. They strive to make the experience as easy as possible. 

If you need to book a well baby exam, call Millennium Pediatrics today to schedule a visit. Online booking is also available any time of day.