Southfield Pediatric Physicians, PC
Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine Physicians located in Bingham Farms, MI & Novi, MI
Welcoming a new child into your family is an exciting time, and newborn care visits are an important part of that process. Many families in and around Bingham Farms and Novi, Michigan, entrust the team at Southfield Pediatric Physicians, PC, with their newborn care needs. When you’re ready to learn more, schedule a visit with the practice online or over the phone.
What is newborn care?
Newborn care is the medical care that babies need in the early stages of infancy. These visits are also commonly called well-baby visits and occur frequently over the first few years of life.
Newborn care visits focus on ensuring your baby gets the health screenings needed to thrive. Tracking your baby’s growth and development is also a central focus during newborn care visits. Each time you come in, your baby will be measured and weighed, and the results compared against data from other children of the same age.
This allows your pediatrician to determine if your child is growing and developing at a healthy rate. Abnormalities in growth and development are often the first signs of childhood disorder or disease and play a critical role in the diagnostic process.
What role does immunization play in newborn care?
Your new baby needs help in developing a strong and dynamic defense against serious disease. Vaccines are the tool used to create that defense, or immunization.
Babies need multiple vaccines during the first few years of life. During your newborn care visits, your pediatric team checks their immunization record and administers the vaccines that are appropriate for their age group.
A great deal of misinformation surrounds the topic of immunization and vaccines. This can leave parents feeling overwhelmed and anxious. The team at Southfield Pediatric Physicians, PC, is always willing to discuss your questions and concerns about vaccines and help you make the decisions that are best for your child.
What are the benefits of routine newborn care visits?
In addition to routine checks for growth and development and vaccinations, newborn care visits are a chance for new parents to get the guidance they need to support their child’s health. This information is invaluable and helps you focus on the joyful parts of new parenthood instead of feeling anxious about newborn health and wellness.
This is the setting for you to ask about any aspect of newborn care. Some of the topics parents often raise include:
- Feeding schedules
- Childproofing and home safety
- How to soothe a crying infant
- Parenting trends and tips
- Changes in baby’s urine or feces
There is no topic that cannot be broached during your newborn care visits. The pediatricians at Southfield Pediatric Physicians, PC, view their role as partners in keeping your little one healthy and are always happy to discuss newborn care issues during your appointments. Whether you are a new mom or dad, or are bringing new siblings into your home, this is a special time that should be cherished.
If you are looking for an outstanding pediatrician for your newest family member, reach out to Southfield Pediatric Physicians, PC, to book a visit. Online scheduling is one option, or you can always call to speak with a friendly member of the administrative staff.