10. Newborns

Use this outline to guide your study and reading. You should know the concepts outlined.  Tip: Write down or type up your understanding of everything outlined for your own records.

Objectives:

  • Understand newborn’s appearance and abilities
  • List health concerns and warning signs of newborn illness
  • Investigate the benefits of attachment parenting

Study

Book – Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn 2016 version

  • Chapter 18, “Caring for Your Baby”, 358

Resources

A. Hospital Procedures at Birth

  1. Delayed cord clamping
  2. Cutting umbilical cord
  3. Apgar score
  4. Weight
  5. Measures
  6. Vitamin K
  7. Erythromycin
  8. Hepatitis B vaccination
  9. Newborn hearing screening
  10. Newborn screening
  11. Circumcision

B. Newborn appearance and behavior

  1. Body
  2. Head
  3. Hair
  4. Eyes
  5. Sucking blister
  6. Skin
  7. Mongolian spots
  8. Breasts
  9. Genitals
  10. Reflexes
  11. Breathing pattern

C. Newborn Care

  1. First bowel movements
  2. Diapering
  3. Umbilical cord care
  4. Bathing baby
  5. Holding baby
  6. Soothing crying baby
  7. Babywearing
  8. Cosleeping
  9. Infant massage
  10. Playing with baby
  11. Attachment parenting

D. Baby Sleep Patterns

  1. Place baby on back to sleep
  2. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
  3. Deep sleep
  4. Light sleep
  5. Drowsy
  6. Quiet alert
  7. Active alert
  8. Tummy time

E. Newborn Senses

  1. Vision
  2. Hearing
  3. Smell
  4. Taste
  5. Touch

F. Newborn Health

  1. Taking temperature
  2. Vaccinations
  3. Signs of Illness
  4. Jaundice
  5. Rashes
  6. Colds

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