Pediatrics and Neonatology

Pediatrics is the division of medicine focused on monitoring health and treating diseases in infants, children, and adolescents, beginning from birth right up until 18 years of age. Neonatology is a particular subspecialty of pediatrics that deals with comprehensive medical assistance for newborn infants, especially sick or premature babies.

The Pediatrics And Neonatology Department at Medway Hospitals houses an outstanding team of pediatric and neonatal doctors who treat patients with a personalized and thoughtful approach, starting from delivering neonatal care and immunization to providing continuous guidance for breastfeeding services and ably handling emergency pediatric cases.

The unit is furnished with the most advanced technology and diagnostic apparatus to offer round-the-clock care for both mother and child, be it normal deliveries, C-section surgeries, or even critical care cases of pediatric health crises.

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You will likely bleed from the vagina; the bleeding is called "lochia". In the first 24 hours, lochia resembles a very heavy period and you may also pass some lochia lumps. If some clots are larger, about the size of a nickel, tell your midwife. You continue to lose blood for about 4 to 6 weeks.
Your child shouldn't just see the pediatrician for an illness. It is also important to schedule regular child care checkups, starting in infancy. Also called visits or follow-up visits, these routine tests give the doctor the best opportunity to observe the child's progress. physical and mental growth and development; advising and teaching parents; detecting problems through screening tests; getting vaccinated and getting to know each other. Health care visits are strongly recommended as part of preventive pediatric care. Well-child visits are also a good time for parents to raise questions and concerns about a child's development, behavior, nutrition, safety, and general well-being.
Whether you are breastfeeding or using the formula, feed your baby often. Sleep when your baby sleeps and set a bedtime. Bathe your baby safely, but not too often. When your baby is awake, join him, soothe him and turn him on his stomach.

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