Breastfeeding Refer to the booklet on “Breastfeeding – Give Your Child a Headstart” for information on feeding, techniques of breastfeeding and storage of breast milk.
Bowel MovementIn the first two to three days, babies have blackish stools. The color transitions to golden yellow/yellowish brown stools over the first week of life.
Home environment and sleep
Care of the umbilical cord
Body temperature for newborn Normal body temperature ranges from 36.5°C to 37.5°C when taken under the armpit (axilla). When you feel your baby’s body is warm to touch, always check his temperature.
Signs if baby is unwell Seek medical attention at the polyclinic/Children’s Emergency if your baby displays any of the following signs:
Car seat If you are travelling with your baby in a car, your baby should be secured in a rear-facing car seat placed at the back seat, up to two years of age. Carrying him in your arms or baby carrier is unsafe. For a child two years old and above, ensure that your child travels in an age-appropriate car seat or booster seat.
Follow-up - For routine vaccination, jaundice and well-baby checks, you may visit the polyclinic nearest to your home following your hospital discharge. Your baby may be given follow-up appointments at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH), if deemed necessary by the doctor. - Your baby’s health booklet contains essential information such as birth details, results of routine tests, and information about vaccination, growth, development and child safety. You should complete the developmental and safety checklists, and bring along the health booklet at every doctor’s visit.