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    Caring for Your Newborn – Boys Town Pediatrics

    Congratulations on the birth of your baby! Hi, I’m Dr. Heather Zimmerman—pediatrician at Boys Town Pediatrics. After a few days home with your newborn, you may have many questions you never thought of before leaving the hospital. The Caring for Your Newborn video addresses common questions on newborn feeding and sleeping, physical and emotional development and when to contact your pediatrician. Over the next few weeks your baby will be developing right before your eyes. Enjoy these precious moments. We are so excited to be with you on this journey. Your baby is growing! Which also means your baby is hungry. Most breast fed newborns will feed for about 10…

  • Preparing for Your Newborn – Boys Town Pediatrics
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    Preparing for Your Newborn – Boys Town Pediatrics

    Congratulations! You’re having a baby. Hi, I’m Dr. Kelli Shidler—pediatrician at Boys Town Pediatrics. We have put together a short video to help you prepare for your newborn with information on choosing the right pediatrician, what to expect at the hospital and surviving the first few weeks at home. We hope this video answers some of your questions and creates new questions for you to ask your pediatrician. Congratulations on your new arrival and welcome to parenthood. You have already taken one of the most important steps in your child’s health—choosing a pediatrician. Pediatricians are medical physicians who spend three additional years of specialized training devoted to the care of…

  • At Home with Your Newborn | Skin Conditions
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    At Home with Your Newborn | Skin Conditions

    At home with your newborn: Skin conditions It is not uncommon for babies to get skin rashes. rashes can look different on different baby skin As a parent, you may not know if the rash is something to worry about. remember that you can always call your baby’s doctors office in and ask to speak with the nurse if you’re concerned. Some rashes are more commonly seen during the first few months of life. Let’s look at the rashes that are more common at birth. Jaundice Jaundice is commonly seen within a few days at birth. It appears as a yellowing of the skin, lips, and eyes. Many babies go…

  • Newborn Series – Newborn Rashes
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    Newborn Series – Newborn Rashes

    Hi I’m Dr. Suter here at English Road Pediatrics and I’ll be talking to you today about some common newborn rashes. The first rash I’m going to talk about is called erythema toxicum. Erythema toxicum is a really common rash that occurs in about half of all infants, and it usually presents within the first couple of days of life and then goes away over the course of the next week. The rash looks like red blotchy patches the skin and in the center of those red patches there’s usually a little red or little yellow bump. The rash doesn’t have any systemic effects on the baby. It’s not contagious…