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Newborn Care
Newborn Care
Individualized Care From Birth to Two Months

Comprehensive Newborn Care in Smyrna, TN

Supporting You & Your Child Every Step of the Way

We understand it can be overwhelming if you’ve just had a baby. Adding to your family is exciting but can be stressful, especially if you’re a first-time parent. We can help you care for and nurture your newborn at Smyrna Pediatrics. Our team offers key insights and information about your little one’s health, well-being, and development. At Smyrna Pediatrics, you aren't alone when raising your newborn—you’re part of our family.

Caring for Your Baby Like It’s Our Own

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Each newborn appointment at Smyrna Pediatrics focuses on the growth and development of your new bundle of joy. Our providers will measure your baby’s height, weight, and head circumference while performing a physical exam. The team will check  on your babies eating, sleeping, and bowel movements each visit. During these appointments, we encourage you to ask any questions you may have. 

At Smyrna Pediatrics, we believe loving and nurturing your child is just as important as remembering feed times and nap schedules. Instead of keeping a strict schedule, Dr. Ricafort recommends easing into newborn care by going with the flow. She recommends striving to start each day with a positive attitude and open mind.

Don’t Hesitate to Call Us If Your Newborn Experiences:

  • Fever over 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Diarrhea or vomiting
  • Persistent cold or rash
  • Yellow color in their skin or eyes
  • Loss of appetite


Frequently Asked Questions

How often should my newborn come for a check-up?
No two babies are exactly alike, but the AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) recommends newborns receive a checkup at birth, 3-5 days after delivery, and then again at one, two, four, nine, and 12 months. More frequent appointments may be necessary if your baby was born prematurely or has a medical condition. At Smyrna Pediatrics, we can develop a newborn care schedule to meet your child’s needs.
How often should I feed my newborn?
Newborns have very small stomachs, usually requiring feedings every three hours. As your baby gets older, the time between feedings may increase. However, expect frequent meals for the first three months of life. If you have any questions about your son or daughter’s feeding habits, don’t hesitate to bring them up to our team of experts.
When should I call my pediatrician?
Many newborns cry and fuss, but this isn’t always a sign of a severe health problem. However, you should make a newborn care appointment with our office if your child experiences persistent cold symptoms, rash, yellow color in skin or eyes, frequent diarrhea or vomiting, or other unusual symptoms. Additionally, if your child refuses to eat more than once or twice daily, we recommend scheduling an appointment at Smyrna Pediatrics.
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