KNOWING THE RIGHT DOCTOR FOR YOUR CHILD

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Every Mum wants that doctor who would attend to their child with utmost care, especially when your child is born, you would most time take the child to a professional health care provider this could be a pediatrician or a family doctor,nurse or mid wife Both pediatrician and family doctors provide care for babies, children and teens. They do routine care (check-ups, immunizations, and so on) and see children when they are sick.

In some towns or provinces, all routine care is provided by a family doctor or a nurse practitioner, while in other places, children see a pediatrician for their regular care. Your family doctor might refer your child to a pediatrician for a specific health issue, but she will continue to be involved in care.

Weigh your baby and measure his length and head circumference. Check for signs of jaundice. Check on how feeding is going for you and your baby. Do a general physical exam. Ask how the family is adjusting. Complete any screening tests that were not done at the hospital.

BY SOPHIE AIGBOMIAN.

 

 

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