The typical breast fed infant will nurse every 1-3 hours. Vitamin D supplementation is recommended for exclusively breast fed babies, this combination provides all the nutrition your infant needs.
Formula fed infants generally take 2-3 ounces every 2-3 hours for a total of 24 ounces a day. Use an iron fortified formula, not low iron formula.
Foods to Avoid
Newborn infants should not get solid foods, such as infant cereal. Infants should not be fed dairy products or honey products
Newborns will sleep more than they are awake. They should be placed on their backs to sleep, even for naps. Do not put your baby to bed with a bottle. Avoid putting pillows or blankets in your baby’s crib.
There is a wide range for “normal” stooling. Where some infants may stool after every feeding, others may stool every 2-3 days. The stool should be yellow in color and soft.
Use a rear facing car seat. Assure hot water at the tap is less than 120F. Use smoke detectors and avoid second hand smoke. Keep hot beverages, cigarettes, small objects and plastic bags away from your infant. Older siblings, although trying to help, may put an infant at risk for injury.
Never shake your baby.
Talk and sing to your baby. They also enjoy rocking and cuddling.
Signs of Illness
Signs of illness in a newborn include a temperature less than 97.5F or greater than 100.5F, as well as, failure to eat, vomiting, diarrhea, irritability, lethargy, jaundice and rash.
We are located in Building E at 25 Buttrick Road in Londonderry. Buttrick Road is off Mammoth Road (Route 128) just north of the intersection of Routes 128 and 102. From the east and west, take Route 102 turning north onto Route 128. Two tenths of a mile is Buttrick road, turn right, travel half a mile passing the Elliot Urgent Care on the left and Buttrick Road is on the right.
From the north and south, take Interstae 93 to exit 4. Take Route 102 west to Route 128. Follow above directions to Buttrick Road. Click here for a map.