Newborn babiesNewborn babiesNewborn babiesNEnglishPregnancyNewborn (0-28 days)NANAHealthy living and preventionCaregivers Adult (19+)NALanding PageCollection Hub<p>Learn about caring for your newborn baby, medical care for newborns, feeding and nutrition and newborn baby behaviour. Also find information about potential health issues in newborn babies and caring for very ill newborns.</p><p>​​The World Health Organization defines the newborn period as the first 28 days of life. Learn all about caring for your newborn baby at home, medical care for newborns, feeding and nutrition, newborn baby behaviour and adjusting to your newborn baby. Also find information about potential health issues in newborn babies and caring for very ill newborns.</p><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Your newborn baby's body</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Your baby's first breaths may be the most difficult ones they take. Find out more about this and what to expect when your baby is first born. Learn about the importance of skin-to-skin contact and find information about a newborns reflexes and their senses.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=420&language=English">Baby's first breath</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=421&language=English">What your newborn baby looks like</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=422&language=English">Importance of skin-to-skin contact</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=423&language=English">Movements and reflexes</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=424&language=English">The five senses</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Routine health care for newborn babies</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Your newborn will initially be monitored and receive some standard health care to make sure they are in good health. They will also be assessed at birth using an Apgar score and will be screened shortly after birth for a variety of conditions. </p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=426&language=English">Health care at birth</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=427&language=English">Apgar score</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=428&language=English">Physical examination</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=429&language=English">Newborn screening tests</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=430&language=English">Follow-up care</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Routine care at home</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Find some tips for caring for your newborn at home. There is information about holding and dressing your baby; changing diapers; skin, nail and dental care; and bathing your baby. </p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=432&language=English">Holding and dressing your baby</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=433&language=English">Diapers</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=434&language=English">Skin care, nail care and dental care for babies</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=435&language=English">Bath time for newborn babies</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Newborn baby safety</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Find some general information and things to look out for so that you can keep your baby safe. There is also information about nursery equipment safety and car seat safety. </p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=436&language=English">Newborn baby safety</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=437&language=English">Nursery equipment safety for newborn babies</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=438&language=English">Car seat safety for newborn babies</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Feeding and nutrition of newborn babies</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Learn about breastfeeding and some of the problems that you may have when feeding your baby. Also find information about expressing breast milk for your baby and formula feeding. </p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=439&language=English">Feeding and nutrition of newborn babies</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=440&language=English">Breastfeeding</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=441&language=English">Breast changes and conditions</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=442&language=English">Medications and alcohol in breastfeeding</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=443&language=English">Expressing milk occasionally for your healthy baby</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=444&language=English">Formula feeding</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Newborn baby behaviour</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Your newborn is going to sleep for much of the day. Learn about your baby's sleep patterns and states of alertness. Also find information about crying and colic and what you can do to help your baby.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=445&language=English">Newborn baby behaviour</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=446&language=English">States of alertness in newborns</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=447&language=English">Sleep time for newborns</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=448&language=English">Crying</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=449&language=English">Crying: What you can do</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=295&language=English">Colic</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Adjusting to your newborn baby</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Learn about some of the changes and challenges you may face as you adjust to having a baby and how this can put stress on relationships. Also find information about the baby blues and postpartum depression. </p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=450&language=English">Adjusting to your newborn baby</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=418&language=English">Baby blues and postpartum depression</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=451&language=English">Relationship stress after having a baby</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=452&language=English">Fatherhood: Having a new baby</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Health issues in your newborn baby</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Learn about some of the common health concerns in newborn babies including skin conditions, eye problems, infections, fever, behaviour changes, spitting up and vomiting, diarrhea and constipation. </p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=453&language=English">Health issues in your newborn baby</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=454&language=English">Behaviour changes in babies</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=455&language=English">Skin conditions and birthmarks in newborns</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=456&language=English">Eye concerns in newborn babies</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=457&language=English">Spitting up and vomiting</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=458&language=English">Constipation and diarrhea in newborns</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=459&language=English">Infection in newborn babies</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=460&language=English">Sudden infant death syndrome</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=461&language=English">Circumcision in newborns</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=30&language=English">Fever</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Caring for the very ill newborn baby</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>If something has gone wrong with your baby's growth and development during pregnancy they may have a birth defect, chromosomal abnormality, or a genetically determined disorder. Learn about some of these conditions and the types of specialty care your baby may receive. </p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=462&language=English">Caring for the very ill newborn baby</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=463&language=English">Levels of newborn care</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=464&language=English">The health-care team for very ill newborn babies</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=465&language=English">Premature babies: An overview</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=466&language=English">Breathing problems</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=467&language=English">Brain and behaviour problems</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=468&language=English">Chromosomal problems</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=469&language=English">Heart conditions</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=470&language=English">Digestive problems</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=377&language=English">Skeletal disorders</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=471&language=English">Eye or ear problems</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=472&language=English">Genetically determined disorders</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=473&language=English">How to cope when your baby is very ill</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=474&language=English">Palliative care</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=475&language=English">Grief and loss</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=380&language=English">Cleft lip and cleft palate in babies</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">When babies feel pain</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Learn how babies feel and express pain. Find information about how pain is assessed in babies and what can do to relieve pain in babies. </p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=476&language=English">When babies feel pain</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=477&language=English">Assessing pain in babies</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=478&language=English">Relieving pain in babies</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=479&language=English">Advocating for pain relief</a></li></ol></div>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/newbornbaby.jpgnewborns

 

 

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