You’ve just experienced one of the greatest miracles of life – childbirth. As with other new experiences, having a baby can leave you with a lot of questions. At Touchpoint Pediatrics, we are here to assist parents with children of all ages, including newborns. We provide numerous reputable online newborn resources to aid parents as they raise their babies. Here, we discuss some helpful links and resources for newborn parents.
Where to Find Support
For parents, staying informed allows them to be excellent caregivers capable of handling a variety of circumstances. As health education is our central mission, we provide new parents and guardians with multiple resources to handle many situations, including:
One of the most stressful times for a new parent is when their newborn baby isn’t feeling well. While all babies are born with some immunity to illnesses, it can take time for their immune system to fully mature, causing them to be susceptible to viral infections. It can be difficult for parents to know what the right course of action is in this scenario. We recommend parents use the KidsDoc Symptom Checker regulated by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Parents can receive reliable advice and guidance on what to do for their baby’s specific symptoms.
It is not uncommon for new mothers to have difficulties with breastfeeding. If issues do occur, they can lead to a decline in milk production, ultimately providing an insufficient amount of the nutrients that support your baby’s growth and wellness. We advise those dealing with this problem to consult with one of our pediatricians, or to visit any one of these local lactation consultants:
Proper development for your baby is crucial, as it sets the foundation for their learning, behavior, and health. The experiences newborn babies encounter help shape who they will grow up to be. A baby’s development includes:
- Their capacity to learn
- How they interact and get along with others
- Ways they cope with daily stress and challenges of life
For more information on your baby’s development, we suggest parents check out the Healthy Children website administered by the American Academy of Pediatrics. This online resource contains valuable information about the development of newborn babies, advice on proper newborn care, and helpful tips for expecting parents to better prepare them for when their baby arrives.
Another important step in your baby’s development is growth. To help promote healthy development, parents need to provide their babies with the proper nutrients. Parents looking for an online resource on healthy nutrition for babies can find it on the Gerber website. The baby food company discusses childhood nutrition from pregnancy through all stages of childhood. They even offer interactive meal planners to guide parents in feeding their babies.
Traveling can be stressful for all people, but especially for parents of newborns. They want to ensure they take the proper precautions to protect their child when in a car or plane. For assistance in this area, consider visiting the MDtravelhealth webpage. This resource offers tips for traveling internationally with children, detailing steps you can take to safeguard their health during these times.
Pediatric Care at Touchpoint Pediatrics
Existing and new patients seeking reliable pediatric care should consider scheduling an appointment at Touchpoint Pediatrics. Our skilled, compassionate, and board-certified pediatricians take time to listen to every patient’s concerns and provide the professional healthcare services their child requires. To further show our dedication to parents and their children, we will not close our doors until the last patient is seen. Additionally, our doctors are available 24/7, including during holidays and on the weekends, to administer urgent and non-urgent medical care.
Located in Chatham, New Jersey, our pediatric center tailors all care and services to meet the needs of patients throughout Hoboken, Morristown, Summit, Berkeley Heights, and beyond. For more newborn resources and information, contact us today.