Newborn health

By Mayo Clinic Staff

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

Remember, part of taking good care of your newborn involves caring for 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.

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Oct. 01, 2021

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