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Dr. Tanya Altmann Provides Healthy Tips for Baby in between Doctor Visits

There is no better feeling than bringing your newborn home for the first time, but along with the joy and excitement, the nervousness sets in.

Whether you are a first-time parent, a parent of many, or even a grandparent, taking care of a newborn can be overwhelming because there are so many unknowns.

Dr. Tanya Altmann provided tips on how to keep your baby healthy in between doctor visits. She is a pediatrician, best-selling author and editor-in-chief of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Parenting books and appeared on New Mexico Living. See the video

While your baby will be screened before leaving the hospital and your pediatrician will ask you to schedule wellness appointments for the next couple of months, sometimes it just doesn’t feel like enough. Is the baby getting enough nutrition? Is the immune system developing properly? What should you do if baby gets diaper rash? How healthy is the baby’s gut?

According to a new survey, 83% of moms said they wish they had X-Ray vision so they could diagnose why their baby is not feeling well.

While you should always call your baby’s pediatrician if something is urgent or you’re unsure of what to do in between appointments, there are things parents can do to monitor their baby’s health.

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