You are now embarking on one of the most exciting times in your lives. We want your baby to bring you a lifetime of happiness, starting now. Expect your first few weeks with the baby to be focused primarily on mom’s recovery, feeding the baby, and establishing some day/night routines. No two babies are identical, so this process takes some detective work, flexibility and guidance. The newborn visits in our office in the first and second week of life give us the opportunity to join you in this venture.
You likely received our Newborn Book in the hospital, but if not, please feel free to reference it here online. It answers many basic questions in topics including feeding/nutrition, baby body care, sleep, and germ protection.
We have a handout Valuable Resources for Breastfeeding Moms with great information as well as resources available to you online and in Jacksonville. This sheet will be included in your newborn folder and is also available here.
Finally, our Infancy Section here in the Ages and Stages part of the website is the next step we take with you after this immediate newborn period.