Newborn Care Specialist

Roxbury Pediatrics -  - Pediatrician

Roxbury Pediatrics

Pediatricians located in Century City and Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA

Providing your baby with high-quality medical care starts soon after birth. To ensure your baby is growing and developing as it should, Roxbury Pediatrics in Century City offers comprehensive newborn care services for mothers delivering at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Kimberly Klausner, MD, FAAP, Guy Efron, MD, and the other board-certified pediatricians provide wellness checks, offer lactation support, and other newborn care services to ensure your baby is healthy and happy. Schedule a newborn care consultation online or by calling the pediatric office in Los Angeles, California, today.

Newborn Care Q & A

What is newborn care?

Newborn care includes medical services that focus on the health and wellness of newborn infants and their mothers.

Roxbury Pediatrics provides comprehensive newborn care services for mothers delivering their babies at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. They meet with you and your newborn in the hospital soon after birth to evaluate their health and provide essential newborn care services that promote infant health and wellness.  

What newborn care services does my baby need?

There are several things your baby needs soon after they are born to ensure they are healthy. The newborn care services the providers at Roxbury Pediatrics offer includes:

  • Hearing test
  • Apgar screening
  • Eye medication
  • Metabolic screening
  • Congenital heart disease screening
  • Circumcision
  • Vaccinations

If your baby has an underlying medical issue or a disability, the providers can also evaluate their health and design a treatment plan to address the condition. The pediatricians also coordinate with specialists to provide comprehensive medical care to infants who need to spend time in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).

What can I expect during the initial newborn care visit?

Your pediatrician at Roxbury Pediatrics meets with you in the hospital shortly after your child’s birth to evaluate their health. In addition to a physical exam, your pediatrician performs routine health screenings and administers necessary vaccines to protect against contagious diseases like hepatitis.

You can also expect your pediatrician to discuss newborn care essentials like:

  • Breastfeeding
  • Diaper changes
  • Bathing
  • Swaddling
  • Umbilical cord care
  • Aftercare for circumcision

Your newborn care visit is also a great time to discuss any questions or concerns you have about your baby’s health or their care. Their pediatrician can establish a timeline for scheduling a routine wellness check at the pediatric office after you receive your discharge from the hospital.

Roxbury Pediatrics also offers resources to help you address issues like postpartum depression or breastfeeding. If your child is struggling to latch on or has other issues with breastfeeding, you can arrange a visit from the on-staff certified lactation support specialist.

If you’re expecting or recently had a baby, call Roxbury Pediatrics to schedule a newborn care visit or book an appointment online today.