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
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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
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.
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,
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