Having a baby is an exciting time. We know the love and joy new parents feel when they bring their infant home for the first time. Of course, being a parent to a newborn is not always easy. Infants require specialized care pretty much around the clock. At Olivero Pediatrics, we are dedicated to providing parents of newborn babies with exceptional support and medical care.
Newborn babies can infuse their homes with love and excitement, but they bring with them a long list of needs that can lead to stress and fatigue for new parents. There are a lot of questions when you bring home a new baby, and the pediatricians at Olivero Pediatrics have the experience and knowledge necessary to help support your family as it continues to grow. Whether you are seeking advice about breastfeeding versus formula, or you need guidance in scheduling your child’s immunizations, our compassionate staff are here to help.
Olivero Pediatrics knows that not every aspect of parenthood comes naturally. While we might wish that we could automatically be perfect parents, the reality is that there are too many variables for that to happen. We are proud to offer breastfeeding support to new mothers who may have difficulty. We can provide you with instructional information and are happy to answer questions and address any concerns you may have about your child’s feeding schedule. We also understand that not everyone can or wants to breastfeed, and we can help you make decisions regarding formula feeding for your baby, whether that is their complete diet, or you choose to use formula as a supplement to your breast milk.
Vaccinations are very important for your baby. They will ensure that your child is protected from many serious diseases as they grow. The professionals at Olivero Pediatrics can help guide you through an appropriate immunization schedule. Babies should receive vaccinations for hepatitis B, polio, varicella, rotavirus, measles, mumps, and rubella, among others. Your baby’s vaccine schedule typically starts around 2 months of age, with them returning at regularly intervals through the age of 2 years. We do not recommend delaying or spreading out your child’s vaccines in a way other than the suggested schedule. It is important to inoculate your child, so they are not in danger of contracting these diseases, some of which can be very dangerous, and even deadly. Vaccinations, on the other hand, have been proven to be safe and effective, with minimal side effects such as soreness at the injection site, fussiness, or low-grade fevers.
In addition to these important services, the pediatricians at Olivero Pediatrics in Port Matilda are happy to answer any questions you have about the health and care of your new baby. We suggest bringing your newborn in for regular check-ups so that we can monitor their weight and height, as well as keep an eye on their overall development. During these appointments, your pediatrician can answer any questions you may have about your baby. If you and your family are seeking a pediatrician in the State College area, please call Olivero Pediatrics today.
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