WJMC - West Jefferson Medical Center

WJMC - West Jefferson Medical Center


How to Care For Your Baby After it is Born:


Your baby is dependent upon you for love, affection, care, feeding and protection. Before the baby is born you should start learning how to care for your baby. Your doctor, the baby’s doctor, the local library or bookstore are places to start. Some of the baby care basics you will need to know include:

  • Bathing your baby
  • Caring for the umbilical cord stump
  • Feeding the newborn
  • How to take the baby’s temperature
  • Follow-up medical care
  • Baby safety and positioning
  • Caring for the circumcision site
  • Caring for the diaper area
  • When to call the baby’s doctor
  • Newborn sleep and wake cycles

Caring for Your Newborn,another prenatal class offered by The Family Birth Place, can also help you and the baby’s father learn how to care for the baby. The basics of baby care including bathing, feeding, care of the cord and common newborn problems are some of the topics included in this class. Please refer to The Family Birth Place class schedule for dates and times as well as registration information.

Thank you for choosing The Family Birth Place at West Jefferson Medical Center for the birth of your baby. We look forward to caring for you and your baby. If you have any questions about The Family Birth Place at West Jefferson Medical Center, please feel free to call us at 349-6200.




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