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Newborn Care services offered in Cumming, GA

Few things are more exciting than welcoming a new baby into the family, but many new parents are anxious about ensuring their little one is as healthy as possible. Hiral Lavania MD, FAAP, IBCLC, of One Family Pediatrics, offers excellent newborn care to families in and around  Cumming, Georgia. When you’re ready to get started, call the office to schedule a visit or book online in just moments. 

Newborn Care Q & A

What is newborn care?

Newborn care is medical care focused on ensuring that babies are healthy, happy, and reaching their developmental milestones as expected. These visits are essential to your infant’s overall health and wellness.

Working with a skilled and personable pediatrician is also a great way for parents to get the information needed to support their baby’s health during infancy. The first year of your baby’s life is an exciting time filled with milestones, and your pediatrician is here to help you make the most of this fleeting time. 

Why is newborn care important?

Newborn care is your child’s entry point into preventive health. These visits center on assessing your baby’s development to ensure they are growing and blossoming in every way. 

All data collected during newborn care visits are added to your baby’s medical record. Over time, this living document becomes an invaluable resource for tracking health and development. If areas of concern are detected, additional screening is available. 

Newborn care visits are an integral part of your baby’s health, but they are also an opportunity for parents to get the guidance and support needed to create the best possible environment for their child. This is the setting where you can ask questions about sleep schedules, feeding options, babyproofing, and so much more. 

Dr. Lavania is an international board-certified lactation consultant (IBCLC) and has undergone extensive training in all aspects of breastfeeding support. Anna, the nurse practitioner on staff, is currently completing the program to become an IBCLC. 

What happens during newborn care visits?

Your pediatrician routinely checks your baby’s length, head circumference, and weight during each newborn care visit. Additional assessments might include:

  • Belly
  • Eyes
  • Mouth and throat
  • Lymph glands
  • Heartbeat
  • Joints
  • Skin
  • Genitals

The examination doesn’t take long. Every effort is made to keep your baby comfortable from start to finish. 

If your child needs one or more vaccines during the visit, those shots are administered quickly. Your child’s pediatrician reviews their immunization record during each visit to ensure they stay on track to develop a strong immune system. 

The best time to begin searching for a pediatrician is before you give birth. The practice also provides prenatal videos and free meet-and-greets with providers. 

Call One Family Pediatrics today to schedule a consultation if you're ready to start. Online booking is also an option and allows you to book from the comfort of home, any time of day or night.