The 3-5 day visit
  • No immunizations unless your baby did not receive the Hepatitis B vaccine
  • We'll weigh your baby, and check for jaundice
  • The baby should be getting a source of vitamin D
  • Write down your questions and we can address them
  • How are you feeling? Information on Post-partum depression

At this stage of development, the baby has his/her adult sense of taste, smell and hearing.  That means the baby will calm to any voice that they have heard.  Reading to the baby right from birth is a great thing to do, and it can be very calming, because your voice is familiar.


Check out the Infants Page for info on normal newborn issues