Having a newborn can be a challenging adjustment for you as a new parent. In Rockville, Maryland, pediatricians Victor Abdow Jr., MD, Azra Jagani, MD, and Amita DeSouza, MD, of Abdow Friendship Pediatrics provide services for infants like screening tests, vaccinations, and developmental assessments. To schedule a newborn care appointment for your baby, call Abdow Friendship Pediatrics or book an appointment online today.
Newborn care is the medical attention and guidance you get for your baby during the first few days, weeks, and months of life. During these appointments, the team at Abdow Friendship Pediatrics performs necessary tests and can teach you the basics of taking care of a new baby at home. They cover topics like:
You also have the opportunity to ask any questions that come up as a new parent. The team at Abdow Friendship Pediatrics answers them in detail and can offer their professional advice or feedback.
There are many services your newborn needs from the time of birth until they turn two. Each newborn care visit is slightly different, but they all involve a few common steps like measuring your child’s length, weight, and head circumference.
Newborn care also includes:
For any tests your baby receives, the team at Abdow Friendship Pediatrics is prepared to discuss the results and tell you the implications for your child’s current and future wellness. They also let you know if you need to make any changes to your child’s routine based on medical testing results.
Newborn care doesn’t end but rather transitions into typical pediatric care. You should bring your newborn to Abdow Friendship Pediatrics for the first time just days after birth. From there, newborn visits happen regularly and gradually become less frequent over time. If you have specific concerns about your baby’s health, you may book other appointments at any time.
Soon, your child only needs to visit Abdow Friendship Pediatrics once a year for a checkup. They can get sports and school physicals when the time comes, too. They can also continue visiting Abdow Friendship Pediatrics for sick visits, lab tests, ear piercing, behavioral health, and a range of other services.
Find out more about newborn care and the services your baby needs by scheduling an appointment over the phone or online at Abdow Friendship Pediatrics today.