Manchester Pediatrician Offering Newborn Care
Compassionate & Experienced Care in South Windsor
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The birth of your child is an exciting time for you and your family. Once
your bundle of joy has emerged into the world, much of your time will
be spent looking after their health and wellbeing. At
Manchester Pediatric Associates, our
team of pediatricians and pediatric specialists want to help you with this
important task. From screening tests and checkups to vaccinations, our
team is here for you.
We offer a wide variety of newborn care services in Manchester, including:
Frenotomy - Also referred to as "tongue-tie," this procedure corrects a
condition where the frenulum is too short, causing discomfort and restricting
tongue movement, and causing issues with feeding.
Vaccinations - It is recommended you start planning a vaccination schedule soon after
your baby is born to protect them from infectious diseases.
- Nutrition assessment
- Physical screenings
Jaundice Evaluation for Newborns in Manchester
Newborn jaundice is very common and can be identified by the yellowing
of a baby’s skin and/or eyes. The result of high levels of bilirubin
(a yellow-pigmented substance) in the baby’s blood, newborn jaundice
occurs when an infant is unable to complete the normal breakdown of red
blood cells. Because the systems of newborns are still developing, it
can be more difficult to remove bilirubin as effectively as older babies
and adults would, thus resulting in jaundice.
Most cases of jaundice go away naturally, typically within 2-3 weeks. However,
if jaundice persists longer than 3 weeks, there may be an underlying issue.
We recommend you seek medical care from a pediatrician to rule out any
other existing conditions. If left untreated, high levels of bilirubin
put babies at risk of cerebral palsy, deafness, and other forms of brain
damage. To be safe, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that
all newborns be examined for jaundice before being discharged from the
hospital, and again when the baby is 3-5 days old.