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Newborn Care

HG Pediatrics

Homero Garza, MD

Pediatrician located in Houston, TX

A lifetime of health and wellness begins at birth with quality newborn care from Homero Garza, MD, and the team at HG Pediatrics, located in Houston, Texas. They offer excellent, compassionate care for your new baby and expert advice for you as a new parent. To discuss newborn care, call or schedule an appointment online with their office today.

Newborn Care Q & A

What is newborn care?

Newborn care is specialized care and treatment provided by the HG Pediatrics team for your newborn, beginning 3-5 days after their birth. Newborn care ensures your new baby has a healthy start and that you have all the support you need as a new parent. 

Newborn care extends from birth until your baby is about two months old. During these first weeks after birth, newborn care provides: 

  • Assessment and close monitoring of your newborn’s health
  • Growth and development tracking
  • Timely education and a resource for concerns or questions
  • Training for basic newborn care
  • Feeding support, including breastfeeding or formula feeding
  • Early detection of health concerns, including allergies 
  • Completion of newborn screenings 
  • Immunizations 

One of the most important aspects of newborn care is to ease your mind and help equip you for the inherent challenges that arise when you have a new baby. Newborn care is as much for you as a parent, as for your little one. 

What does newborn care entail?

The expert team of professionals at the hospital where you give birth initiates your baby’s newborn care. Within five days after delivery, the HG Pediatrics team assumes care in their office.

During your newborn’s well-child visits at two weeks old, one month old, and two months old, the team checks your baby’s: 

  • Skin
  • Spine 
  • Head
  • Eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Neurological status and reflexes
  • Muscle tone and movement
  • Cry and reaction to stimulation
  • Lungs, heart, and abdomen
  • Genitals

The team may order blood work, newborn screenings, or immunizations, or recommend treatments when needed. They may also perform your son’s circumcision in their office. 

What education does newborn care include?

As part of comprehensive newborn care, the HG Pediatrics team offers education regarding:

  • Infant hygiene and bathing
  • Circumcision care
  • Breastfeeding and formula feeding counseling
  • Immunization schedule, risks, and benefits
  • Safety at home
  • Developmental expectations and milestones
  • Signs of illness, allergies, or developmental problems

The team offers ongoing support and same-day availability when you have concerns or questions regarding the care of your new little one. The HG Pediatrics team strives to support you in whatever way they can during your first few weeks as a parent, and beyond. 

To schedule a pre-birth consultation or to initiate quality newborn care, call or schedule an appointment online with HG Pediatrics today.