Yes, most babies lose weight after birth and this is normal. We will tell you if we are concerned that the weight loss is too much.More
When should my next appointment be?
Usually 1-2 days after you leave the hospital, we would like to see you back in the office to check your baby’s weight, color, and heart. If your baby has a fever more than 100.4 rectally (only take temperature if baby seems warmer than usual)...More
Does my baby have a cold?
Many, if not most, newborns have a congested nose and frequent sneezing for the first month or so. Unless you see mucus coming from the nose, it’s usually not a cold. Unless your baby has difficulty with feeding due to nasal congestion, you do...More
What about my newborn’s peeling skin?
It looks so dry—should I use lotion? This is normal – most newborns “peel like a snake” and this requires no treatment. If there is some cracking or excessive irritation around the ankles or wrists, you can lubricate with a little Vaseline or...More
Should I worry if my baby is breathing funny?
Well, yes and no. Normal newborn breathing can seem strange. Sometimes they will stop breathing for a second or two and then breathe very quickly for several seconds. Sometimes they sound funny because they snort due to a congested nose (see #1)...More
What if there is oozing or blood when the cord falls off?
A bit of yellowish wet gunk at the site of the cord that dries over a few days is normal, as long as the skin around the base of the cord remains normal color (if it becomes increasingly red, call us immediately). You do not need to use alcohol...More
How many bowel movements are normal?
Breastfed newborns generally have 3 or more bowel movements per 24 hours by day 3 or 4. Formula fed infants generally have at least 1 bowel movement per 24 hours. But some infants can have up to 20 per day and still be normal! And normal...More
Is the discharge from my baby girl’s vagina normal?
Yes, it may be clear, white or bloody, and it is from withdrawal from the mother’s hormones. You don’t have to wipe it away, but you can if you want to (top to bottom).More