Newborn Care Specialist

Buono Pediatrics & Wellness

Pediatrics located in Millburn, NJ

As experienced pediatricians, Donald Cotler, MD, and Amy Buono, MD, provide the highest quality care for your newborn at Buono Pediatrics & Wellness in Millburn, New Jersey. Soon after birth, Dr. Cotler and Dr. Buono help you establish routine visits for health monitoring, developmental screenings, and vaccinations to keep your child healthy and growing strong. Schedule a newborn care consultation online or by phone today.

Newborn Care Q & A

What newborn care services are available?

The staff at Buono Pediatrics & Wellness offer comprehensive and compassionate care to make your first days at home with baby go smoothly. Dr. Buono and Dr. Cotler can answer all your questions about newborn home care, such as:

  • Feeding schedules
  • Sleep schedules
  • Diaper changes
  • Circumcision care
  • Umbilical cord cleaning

The physicians also provide resources to help you identify areas of concern, such as difficulties with feeding or sleeping and signs of illness.

Your child also undergoes newborn-focused screenings for issues like jaundice, hearing loss, or metabolic disorders during your initial visit.

What can I expect during my first newborn care appointment?

During your initial visit with a newborn, Dr. Buono and Dr. Cotler perform a physical exam, checking the health of your baby’s eyes, ears, nose, and skin. They also examine the umbilical cord if it’s still attached and evaluate the genital area on babies that are circumcised.

The physicians measure your child’s weight, height, and temperature and evaluate the health of your baby’s lungs and heartbeat. If any vaccinations are necessary, Dr. Buono and Dr. Cotler can provide them during your visit.

This consultation is the ideal time to discuss any questions or concerns you have about your newborn’s health or their care. You can also address issues with breastfeeding or bottle feeding to ensure your baby is receiving the proper nutrition.

Dr. Buono and Dr. Cotler also review information about your child’s delivery and can follow up with additional screenings if your newborn experienced any issues prenatally or during childbirth.

What if my newborn already has health issues?

Based on your baby’s medical information from the hospital, Dr. Buono and Dr. Cotler can create a custom care plan to monitor and treat your baby’s condition.

If the issue requires medications, the physicians give you the prescriptions you need to give the medications as needed. They can also teach you how to give medications and identify warning signs that require medical intervention.

As your child continues to grow, Dr. Buono and Dr. Cotler monitor their health and treatments during routine well-child exams to ensure your baby is thriving physically and developmentally.

If you’ve recently given birth, schedule a consultation for newborn care with Buono Pediatrics & Wellness online or by phone today.