Newborn Care


Welcoming a new baby into your family is exciting, but it can also be a stressful time for new parents. Suhir Bitar, MD, of At Home Pediatric Medicine Concierge, offers in-home newborn care services to parents throughout the Phoenix, Arizona metro area. If you’d like to learn more about this option, reach out to the practice online or by phone today. Telemedicine visits are also available to patients throughout Arizona.

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  • Why is newborn care so important?

    Babies go through so many developmental milestones in their first two years of life. Having a trusted pediatric specialist monitor your little one’s development is essential. Consistent newborn care visits provide an opportunity for Dr. Bitar to check that your baby is growing at a healthy rate. Newborn care visits also focus on supporting the needs of new parents. If you’re struggling to get into a routine or worried about your ability to care for your baby, Dr. Bitar is here to provide the guidance and support you need. Parenthood is challenging, and each family has its own dynamics. When you work with a skilled and compassionate pediatric care provider like Dr. Bitar, you can rest assured that your newest family member is in the best of hands.

  • What happens during newborn care visits?

    The initial portion of the visit focuses on gathering information about your child’s growth and development. A quick measure of your baby’s length and weight is done. That data is compared against statistics compiled from thousands of babies of the same sex and age. This comparison makes it easy to see where your child falls on the developmental scale. There is also time built into every exam for you to ask questions and express any concerns you might have. Some of the issues new parents bring up during their newborn care visits include:
    ● Breast or formula feeding ● Sleep schedules● Helping older children bond with a new sibling● Parental fatigue● Postpartum depression, or the baby blues● Babyproofing
    No topic’s off-limits. Feel free to ask as many questions as you need to feel confident about your baby’s health.

  • What role do vaccines play in newborn care?

    Vaccines are a critical part of developing a strong and resilient immune system. They provide your baby with a chance to create a powerful response against a wide range of known diseases. Vaccines not only keep your little one safe from serious diseases like measles, rubella, and polio, but they also protect the entire community. When most of the members of any given population are immunized, the disease cannot effectively take hold and spread. That’s why America and many other nations no longer see widespread outbreaks of diseases that once decimated populations. If you have questions about newborn care, reach out to At Home Pediatric Medicine Concierge online or over the phone to schedule a visit.


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