All of our doctor are on staff at Prentice Women's Hospital. If you deliver at Prentice and identify any doctor from our practice as your baby's pediatrician, we will be there to see your newborn in the hospital. If you are delivering at another hospital, please call us after your baby is born to schedule your first appointment.
We generally see newborns 2-4 days after discharge so we can check your baby's weight, discuss feeding, and make sure your baby is healthy. If your baby did not get the hepatitis B vaccine in the hospital we can give it at the first visit; otherwise there are no vaccines. Write down all your questions so we can answer them for you!
For your first appointment please bring your insurance card and hospital discharge papers (if you did not deliver at Prentice). We also recommend bringing a blanket in case the office is cool. Leave plenty of extra time, it is hard to get out the door with a newborn!
Check out our Breastfeeding page for more information on feeding your newborn.