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Bringing a Newborn Home: Parenting Tips for the First Months of Life

Are you becoming a new parent soon? Explore these tips for bringing a newborn home and make the transition easier for you and your baby.

In This Article:

  • Feed your baby eight to 12 times per day, or two to three hours from the start of one feeding to the next. If you struggle with breastfeeding, formula is an excellent alternative.
  • Babies will sleep up to 16 hours per day, cry up to four hours per day and wet their diaper five to six times per day in the first weeks.
  • Your baby should see a doctor throughout their hospital stay and again at the three-day mark, two-week mark and one-month mark after being discharged. From there, you should visit the pediatrician once every two months.