Category: Newborn care

15 Sep2022September 15, 2022 9:48 pm
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Newborn Screening Awareness Month

Newborn Screening Awareness Month

This month Kids First Pediatrics of Raleigh and Clayton wants to bring attention to the importance of having a newborn screening. Newborn screening is a state public health service performed soon after the birth of a baby. In many cases, the screening is performed while still in the hospital. Screening is designed to identify infants...

15 Sep2022September 15, 2022 6:08 pm
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Kids First Welcomes Shawanna Humphrey, MSN, RN, CPNP-PC To Team

Kids First Welcomes Shawanna Humphrey, MSN, RN, CPNP-PC To Team

Kids First Pediatrics of Raleigh and Clayton is thrilled to welcome Shawanna Humphrey, MSN, RN, CPNP-PC to our team of Nurse practitioners. Shawanna Humphrey is a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from The University of Mount Olive and her Master’s from Walden University. Shawanna is a small-town girl at...

15 Jul2022July 15, 2022 4:23 pm
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What Parents Should Know About the COVID Vaccine for Kids Under 5

What Parents Should Know About the COVID Vaccine for Kids Under 5

Since the beginning of the pandemic, more than 2 million children younger than 5 have been infected with COVID-19, and more than 400 young children have died from COVID-19. The good news is that vaccination in our littlest ones, just like for older kids and adults, is likely to prevent serious infection, complications, and death related to COVID-19.

16 Jun2022June 16, 2022 7:47 pm
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Approved Formulas cOVered by the WIC Office

Approved Formulas cOVered by the WIC Office

Due to the formula shortage, there is an expanded list of approved formulas that is covered by the WIC office! You do NOT need a prescription from us. This chart shows all comparable formulas covered by WIC. Simply go to the store and any comparable formula should be covered with your WIC voucher. We have...

14 Jun2022June 14, 2022 7:02 pm
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Items To Leave Off The Baby Registry

Items To Leave Off The Baby Registry

By Dina DiMaggio, MD, FAAP, healthychildren.org Having a baby is an incredibly exciting time! Many parents set up baby registries for items that they believe their baby will need. However, it’s important to know that some popular products are unnecessary and can actually be dangerous for infants. Examples include inclined sleepers, positioners, and crib bumpers....

16 May2022May 16, 2022 5:11 pm
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Checkup Checklist: First Birthday

Checkup Checklist: First Birthday

​​​​​​Happy first birthday to your baby! That little bundle you first held is now a budding toddler, soon to take their first steps (if they haven’t already). Be sure to share all your proud-parent moments with your pediatrician. Here’s what you can expect at the 12-month checkup: ✅ Immunizations At the 12-month visit, your baby...

15 Mar2022March 15, 2022 3:40 pm
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Infant Formula Recall

Infant Formula Recall

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration recently warned families not to use certain powdered infant formulas that may be contaminated​ with bacteria. Learn more about what you should know about the infant formula recall here.

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