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1 Cheyenne County Hospital Childbirth Class Candi Douthit, BSN, RN Care of the NewbornCheyenne County HospitalChildbirth ClassCandi Douthit, BSN, RN
2 Initial Newborn Care Initial Cares after birth: Best for Baby: Ensure they are breathing wellWarm, dry, and stimulate to get them crying really goodBest for Baby:Immediate skin to skin with momBreastfeed within 30min to 1hr of lifeKangaroo careKeep them warm
3 Initial Newborn Care Nursing Tasks: Weights and measurements MedicationsAssessmentsApgarBallardBlood sugarPhysical examVital signsNewborn care immediately after birth | BabyCenter
4 Initial Newborn Appearance Can be very wrinkly, pink, covered with a white, thick substanceHead can be cone shaped or swollen, may appear or be bruisedSkin: lanugo, milia, vernix, hands/feet may be blue purpleEyes: mostly blue/grayPictures: Gift of Motherhood pg 65Infant will look much more normal in 12-24hrs
5 Initial Newborn Appearance Acrocyanosis VernixAcrocyanosis Milia
6 Basics of Care Feeding-every 2-3hrs Hunger signs-sucking onhands, rooting, lip moving, crying is a late signWant to feed them before they are cryingNot just about eating, it is about bonding, interacting, and comfortingNo bottle proppingCheck water source if using formulaBurping-to be done after each feedingpositions
7 Diapering10-12 times per day…>5000 diapers in a lifetime (isn’t that great news)Always wipe front to back (esp. on little girls)Cord CareCircumcision CareCheck before/aftermeals
8 Basics of Care Crying: Temperature Control: Comfort (hot, cold, lonely, scared, hungry, diaper issue)Snuggling them in their blanketTemperature Control:Need to be kept warm, but not too hotTemperature instabilitySleepSacksOne layer more than you have on
9 Basics of Care Bathing Sleeping Every 2-3 days Dry skin No submersion until the cord comes offSleeping12-16hrs per daySIDS Prevention StrategiesHow to reduce your baby's risk of SIDS | Video | BabyCenter
10 When to call the Doctor Not eating well Not peeing or pooping Turning colors (orange, yellow, blue)Temperatures (newborns < 1 mos should not be getting fevers and should be evaluated)Not acting normalSinus drainage/coughYou are concerned
11 Things to Consider No ibuprofen/motrin until 6 months No water needed Call the lactation consultant if you are concerned about breastfeedingEveryone will have advice for you, take it or leave it. Ultimately you are the parents and you’ll need to decide what is best for you and your baby.
12 Things to ConsiderKnow there is no perfect way to raise a child. You will make mistakes and have regrets. Just do the best you can and pray oftenYou are now parents!!! What an incredible blessing this is. Take time to just be with your child as it will go very fast. Take a moment to cherish where you are in life.