Newborn health

By Mayo Clinic Staff

A newborn brings a whirlwind of activity to your life. At first, newborn health might seem limited to round-the-clock feeding, bathing, diapering and soothing — but there's more to newborn health than these basics. Other newborn health highlights include caring for your newborn's skin, decoding your newborn's cries and promoting your newborn's development.

Newborn health also extends to parents. After all, taking good care of your baby includes taking good care of yourself. Sneak in as much sleep as possible, and don't be afraid to ask for help when you need a break.

Newborn care can turn your life upside down, and newborn health concerns can sometimes seem overwhelming. Appreciate the joy your newborn brings to your life — and cope with everything else one day at a time.

Aug. 07, 2013