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Newborn and

Infant Care

Breast-feeding support

Our pediatricians offer breast-feeding advice to new mothers, and can help with any issues or support you might need.

 

Neonatal examination

A newborn baby is at a higher risk of contracting diseases, and therefore requires appropriate care that lays the foundation of a healthy life.

 

Some infants are born prematurely and need significant medical intervention or careful monitoring while they grow. Others, despite being full-term babies, may experience complications.  Your neonate’s first examination includes, but is not limited to:

 

  • Measuring weight, length, and head circumference
  • Checking temperature
  • Measuring breathing and heart rate
  • Monitoring activity
  • Cleaning of the umbilical cord stump
  • Giving necessary shots upon parent’s consent

 

 

Immunization for infants

Infants are particularly vulnerable to infections; that is why it is very important to protect them through immunization

 

Today, most children in the United Arab Emirates lead much healthier lives while parents live with much less worry over dangerous diseases during childhood. This is thanks to “Immunization”, as it has turned out to be one of the biggest medical breakthroughs, making potentially life-threatening childhood diseases rare today. Often called vaccines or shots, immunization is a simple yet effective way of protecting children early in life. It works by triggering the baby’s immune system (a germ-fighting machine) to build up antibodies that effectively respond to certain infections and diseases. So if the immunized baby comes in contact with these diseases, their immune systems are strong enough to fight against them and help protect their bodies from contracting the disease or greatly reducing its severity.

 

 

Immunize Your Child against Diseases

Here is a list of diseases that can be prevented with vaccines:

  • Diphtheria
  • Haemophilus influenzae
  • Hepatitis A and B
  • Measles
  • Mumps
  • Pneumococcal disease
  • Polio
  • Tetanus
  • Rotavirus
  • Varicella (Chickenpox)