Newborn health

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Having a newborn brings a whole new level of activity to your life. At first, newborn care might seem to be only round-the-clock feeding, bathing, diapering and soothing. But there's more to keeping a newborn healthy. There's also caring for a newborn's skin, knowing what a newborn's cries mean and helping a newborn to develop.

Taking good care of a newborn also means caring for yourself. Get as much sleep as you can when you can. Don't be afraid to ask for help when you need a break.

Newborn care can turn parents' lives upside down. Worry about newborn health can seem constant. But it can help to focus on the joy having a newborn brings to life, and taking everything else one day at a time.

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Aug. 23, 2023

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