Newborn Care Specialist

Ameeta Chowdhary, MSN-FNP-C -  - Family Nurse Practitioner

Little Star Pediatrics

Ameeta Chowdhary, MSN-FNP-C

Family Nurse Practitioner located in Avondale, AZ

Having a baby is one of the most joyous occasions, but your experience of early motherhood is likely to be even better if you have an experienced medical professional supporting you through your first weeks and months. Ameeta Chowdhary, MSN, FNP-C, of Little Star Pediatrics in Avondale, Arizona, can provide exactly the support you need as well as expert newborn care. Ameeta is a highly experienced family nurse practitioner who specializes in children’s health, so call Little Star Pediatrics today to find out how she can help..

Newborn Care

What is newborn care?

Newborn care is a collaboration between you and Ameeta Chowdhary at Little Star Pediatrics that ensures your baby gets the best possible start in life.

It can be stressful for new moms to get home from the hospital or birthing center and find themselves taking charge of their precious new baby.

Your obstetrics team or midwife will have given you all sorts of useful advice about caring for your baby, including information on feeding and sleeping. Your newborn has had all the initial tests, checks, and measurements they need, and any shots like Vitamin K and immunization against hepatitis B.

Nevertheless, it’s still a huge responsibility to look after a new baby. With Ameeta’s help and support, you can give your newborn everything they need for health and happiness.

Do I need to take my newborn for an exam once we’re home?

Before you go home from the hospital or your midwife leaves you after birth, you’re given information about when to see your primary care provider. Newborns typically need to visit Little Star Pediatrics within three to five days after being born.

During this visit, Ameeta checks your newborn’s general health and carries out a thorough physical exam. She measures your baby’s length and head circumference and weighs them to make sure they haven’t lost too much weight since leaving the hospital.

Ameeta checks your baby’s sight, hearing, and reflexes, and talks to you about how they’re sleeping and feeding. She can offer advice and support if you’re having problems, for example, help with breastfeeding technique, or advice on helping your baby to sleep.

You can discuss any worries you have and Ameeta can go over what’s going to happen in the next few weeks. She can also set up your baby’s immunization schedule.

What should I do if my baby’s sick?

Ameeta is always happy to help whatever your concerns are about your newborn. It’s not unusual to worry about any difference in your baby, however small, and sometimes all you need is peace of mind. You can call Ameeta or arrange an appointment at Little Star Pediatrics any time you’re concerned about your baby.

Common types of problems that can affect babies include:

  • Blocked tear ducts
  • Eye infections
  • Runny nose
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting

It can be hard to know when to seek medical help with a newborn. For example, if they have a cold, you might just need to use a rubber bulb aspirator to extract mucus from your baby’s clogged nose so they can breathe when they’re feeding.

Ameeta can advise you on all your queries, treat any health issues, and help you learn how to manage the problem.

To find out more about newborn care and the services Ameeta provides for you and your newborn, call Little Star Pediatrics today.