When you bring your baby home, you’ll worry about everything, says GP Rob Hicks.
Common concerns include:
Sleeping babies can be noisy. But if there’s a real problem he’ll soon yell about it.
Most newborns bring up milk or ‘posset’ after each feed. As long as he is gaining weight, has wet nappies and is content, don’t fret.
Newborn genitals are large due to hormones passed from you. Discuss any concerns with your health visitor.
The muscles in your baby’s eyes aren’t strong at first. But if squinting persists after six months, see your health visitor.
Most rashes are harmless, and will come and go very rapidly. Do mention them to your GP if you are concerned, if they persist, or if you simply want to have them checked out.