Category: Newborn Care

Jaundice

The Lowdown: Jaundice is one of the most common conditions among newborns. In fact, it’s estimated that about 6 out of every 10 newborn babies develop it. The good news: this

Vitamin K Shot for Newborn Babies

The Lowdown: Vitamin K is a fat-soluble nutrient that signals our bodies to stop bleeding so that we don’t continue to bleed or hemorrhage. The “K’ in vitamin K stands for

Skin to Skin

The Lowdown: Skin to skin, also known as kangaroo care, is the act of placing your baby directly on your skin directly after birth and in their early days of life.

Erythromycin (Eye Ointment) For Newborn Babies

The Lowdown: Erythromycin is an antibiotic that is used to fight ophthalmia neonatorum (ON), a type of pink eye caused by the sexually transmitted diseases, chlamydia and gonorrhoea. In the US,

APGAR Score

The Lowdown: The APGAR score is a test that the medical care team uses to assess the newborns soon after birth. The test is typically given twice: once at 1 minute after
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