Sunday, July 25, 2021

Baby Introduction

This is an INFORMATION page, verified by physician

Congratulations on the birth of your new baby, or babies! Welcome to the BABY area of the Baby.Ky website. This is a guide of what to expect in the first few week of your baby’s life. We cover the key things to expect around the time of birth and in the first few days of life. Some of the more frequent worries that parents have about a young baby are also discussed.

Don’t see your question addressed here? There is further information in the Beyond Baby section.

The Birth section will help you with feeding your baby. Whether you have chosen to breast or formula feed or indeed to do a mixture of the two. It will help you understand the normal pooping and peeing frequency of your newborn. And help you better understanding your baby’s crying. There is information on how to place your baby to sleep. We also look at common problems in new babies, jaundice, tongue tie and rashes.

Some mothers will feel low and down after the birth of their baby. We have covered this in the Beyond (mother) section. If you are feeling this way, please talk to someone early. Your OBGYN, Paediatrician or GP can all help and guide you.

Our clinical advice is evidence based. We use guidelines, research and publications from the UK Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and the American Academy of Paediatrics.

We have tried to think of the answers questions that you might have. And those which you might not have considered yet! We have divided the advice into manageable sections. So it’s easy to navigate to find the answers to your questions.

The first few days and weeks with a new baby are not always easy. All paediatricians in Cayam recognise that many new mothers do not have normal family structures ( such as Grandparents) on the island. You may have many questions. The answers are not here? Or you remain worried about anything? It is important to talk to your paediatrician.

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Dr Sara Watkin

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Dr Sara Watkin is a highly experienced, tertiary trained paediatric and neonatal (newborn) specialist, based out of Grand Pavilion on West Bay Road, with paediatric & neonatal admitting rights at George Town. She has 25+ years experience as a consultant in the United Kingdom, including as Chief of Service at the world-renowned University College London Hospitals.

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