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  • Choosing Your Child's Healthcare Provider
  • A pediatrician, family practice healthcare provider, physician's assistant, family nurse practitioner, or pediatric nurse practitioner can be your baby's primary care provider. The medical specialty dealing with children is called pediatrics.

  • Newborn Senses
  • Babies are born with all 5 senses--sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch. Some of the senses are not fully developed.

  • Newborn Sleep Patterns
  • New parents are often unsure how long and how often a newborn should sleep. Read on to learn about general newborn sleep patterns, the quiet alert phases, and how to help your baby fall asleep.

  • Preoperative Visit with the Surgeon
  • This is the time to ask questions: What are the expected results? What are the possible risks and complications? How long will the surgery take?

  • Your Baby and Breastfeeding
  • Think there's only one way to breastfeed? You can position your baby in several ways during feeding time that can be comfortable for both of you.

  • Your Child’s Separation Anxiety and School
  • The prospect of new experiences away from parents or other loved ones can be quite frightening, especially for younger children. These worries are a normal part of development for all children.