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Newborns

Central Arkansas Pediatric Clinic physicians provide inpatient newborn care for infants born at Saline Memorial Hospital (Benton) and at Baptist Medical Center (Little Rock). Please notify the hospital staff at check-in that your baby should be under the care of one of our physicians to insure that our office is notified when your baby is born. The “on-call” CAPC physician will see you in the hospital. A member of our nursing staff will follow-up with a telephone call after you are discharged home with your baby to be sure you are off to a good start and answer questions.

If you deliver at an area hospital other than those listed above, just give a call when you are discharged home with your baby.  Often the hospital will ask who you have selected as a pediatrician for your child’s ongoing care.  We welcome newborns to our clinic regardless of which hospital you selected for the delivery.

We routinely see healthy newborns in the office within 7-10 days of birth. The focus at this visit is to answer parent questions, evaluate how the baby is eating and sleeping, review car seat and other safety issues. If your baby develops jaundice or has any other problems during these early days, we will see your baby sooner.

Breastfeeding Resources

For other common items related to newborn care, please refer to our Care of the Newborn document.

General Questions

How many wet diapers and stools should my breastfed baby have every day?
How much formula should I prepare for each feeding?
How often do I need to bring my baby to the doctor for check-ups?
I’m worried about my baby getting sick, what can I do?
Should I breastfeed my baby or use a commercial formula?
What can I do to help my toddler accept the new baby?