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Newborn Care Specialist

Lowcountry Pediatrics, PA

Pediatricians located in Crowfield Plantation, Goose Creek, SC

Routine medical evaluations for newborns are vital in optimizing their health and well-being. At Lowcountry Pediatrics, PA in Goose Creek, South Carolina, Zoe Pogue, MD, and her expert team offer premium newborn care for babies ages birth to three months of age. Schedule your next newborn care appointment by phone or book online today.

Newborn Care

What is newborn care?

Newborn care is a medical evaluation, diagnosis, or treatment for babies ages birth to three months old. Seeing pediatric specialists at Lowcountry Pediatrics, PA, ensures your baby is growing and developing properly and helps detect medical problems before they become serious.

The team at Lowcountry Pediatrics, PA, stays up to date with the latest advances in pediatrics medicine to ensure your baby receives quality care in a warm, friendly environment.

How often does my baby need newborn care?

Your child’s pediatrician sees them in the hospital right after birth. Subsequent newborn visits take place:

  • 1-3 days after hospital discharge
  • 1-week old
  • 2-weeks old
  • 1, 2, and 4 months old

Sometimes, your child’s pediatrician recommends seeing your baby more often. Schedule a newborn care appointment anytime you notice unusual symptoms or have concerns about your baby’s health and well-being.

What happens during the first newborn care appointments?

Your baby’s first pediatric evaluation takes place in the hospital soon after birth. During a physical exam, your pediatrician evaluates your baby’s:

  • Overall health
  • Length and weight
  • Head circumference
  • Hearing
  • Vision
  • Heart function
  • Heart rate
  • Breathing
  • Reflexes
  • Muscle tone
  • Skin health

Your doctor offers your newborn a hepatitis B vaccine, vitamin K shot, and eye drops. They can detect or rule out medical problems to prevent complications, and answer any questions you may have about how to care for your newborn at home.

What should I expect at subsequent appointments?

During subsequent newborn care appointments, your pediatrician evaluates your baby’s weight, length, head circumference, growth, and development. They ask questions about your newborn’s eating habits, dirty diapers, sleeping habits, and developmental milestones. 

The Lowcountry Pediatrics, PA, providers complete a physical exam and might recommend diagnostic tests if your baby shows signs of an illness, injury, disease, or developmental problem. They can refer out to specialists in the case of severe medical issues.

The expert team at Lowcountry Pediatrics, PA, offers vaccinations, medications, nutrition and health education, and more to help you properly care for your newborn and prevent or treat medical problems.

If your newborn is due for a wellness checkup or becomes ill, schedule an appointment with Lowcountry Pediatrics, PA, by phone or book online today.