Newborn Care

General Pediatrics located in Spring Valley, Las Vegas, NV

Newborn Care

Newborn Care services offered in Spring Valley, Las Vegas, NV

Bringing home a new baby is exciting but can also be stressful. Newborn care visits offer a wealth of benefits for families and are among the services on offer from Mimi Kuriakose, MD, at Las Vegas Pediatrics in Las Vegas, Nevada. Booking newborn care visits is a simple process, whether you choose to reach out online or by phone.

Newborn Care Q&A

How does newborn care support infants and parents?

Infants go through an astounding range of developmental changes during the first couple of years of life. Parents who rely on Las Vegas Pediatrics for newborn care receive personalized health services and support in all aspects of caring for a new baby.

Tracking developmental progress is a primary area of focus during newborn care visits. Coming in provides an opportunity for Dr. Kuriakose to identify potential areas of concern in the earliest possible stages when interventions are often most effective. 

Newborn care visits are also a chance for you to ask questions and express concerns as they arise. The internet is full of false and misleading health information, much of which is directed at new parents. Guidance and advice from a trusted pediatric specialist help you know you’re on track to giving your little one all the care and support they need to thrive. 

What should I expect during newborn care visits?

The initial portion of newborn care visits focuses on collecting information about their developmental progress. This includes measures of their length and weight. 

Dr. Kuriakose also performs a quick assessment of the following:

  • Reflexes
  • Breathing function
  • Skin 
  • Neurological function
  • Hearing and vision
  • Heart rate

All of the information compiled during newborn care visits goes into your child’s permanent medical record, a living document that creates a valuable resource over time. 

Newborn care visits are also the setting where your baby receives the vaccines needed to develop full immunization that protects against serious infectious diseases. Vaccines are administered according to the guidelines set out by the nation’s top health experts.  

What kinds of issues can I discuss during newborn care visits?

Your visit also includes plenty of time for you to ask questions. Some of the topics new parents ask about include:

  • Sleep schedules
  • Breastfeeding challenges
  • When to introduce solid foods
  • Babyproofing
  • Developmental delays

You should always feel free to bring up any topic of choice during newborn care visits. If you’re an expectant parent, they encourage scheduled visits to begin preparing for your baby as early as possible. When you’re ready to get started, call the office to book an appointment, or schedule online in just a few clicks.