Frequently Asked Questions - Health Related


   

 

Newborns

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  • I notice when there is an unusual or loud noise my newborn will have a brief episode of stiffening of her body as she straightens out her arms and opens up her hands. Is this normal?
  • When a newborn starts sucking on his fingers or fists, does this mean that he is hungry and I should feed him?
  • If I plan to stay home with my child and not send him to daycare, does my child really need vaccines?
  • Why does my newborn turn red in the face when he is trying to have a bowel movement? Does this mean he is constipated?
  • My newborn’s arms and legs tremble when she cries. Should I be concerned about this?
  • I sometimes notice that my infant's nose makes noises when she is breathing. Does this mean she has a cold?
  • Do you have more information on the types of rashes and birthmarks I may see on my newborn?

Breastfeeding

  • My baby is two weeks old and I am breastfeeding. How often should I be nursing her?
  • I was told to nurse my newborn from both breasts at each feeding but frequently find that after 15-20 minutes on the first side she falls asleep and doesn’t seem hungry anymore. What should I do?

General Questions

  • When do I bring in my baby for well visits?
  • What vaccines will my child receive at their well visit?
  • What is the difference between a well visit and a sick visit?
  • I think my child may have ADD/ADHD, what do I need to do to get that evaluated?

Vaccines