Congratulations. Your new baby is home with you. The arrival of a new baby can be an exciting time and full of wonder. It can also be stressful and a little scary. The first few days and weeks will be a jumble of emotions and new experiences. Here are some resources with helpful tips on how to care for your baby and adjust to your new life as a parent.
Camp Baby (coming soon)
New Parents E Newsletter
Parents can sign up for our free monthly New Parent eNewsletter. This monthly enewsletter provides timely information related to the growth and development of your new baby from birth up to 3 years of age.
Caring for Yourself, Caring for Your Baby
A booklet from Penn State Hershey Obstetrics and Gynecology that summarizes all the information you were given during your stay at Penn State Hershey Medical Center.
Penn State Hershey Health Information Library
- APGAR Score
- Newborn Screening Tests
- Changes in the Newborn at Birth
- Baby Care 101
- Umbilical Cord Care
- Infant/Newborn Development
- Infant Jaundice
When you breastfeed, both you and your baby benefit in many ways. Here are some resources to help you have a successful and fulfilling breastfeeding experience.
- Breastfeeding Resource Program
- Pregnancy Health Center
- Breastfeeding and Fathers
- Breastfeeding and Working
Breastfeeding mothers are needed for a study on breast milk, genetic make up and zinc deficiency. You can find more information about the study here or contact Vanessa Velasquez for more information.
Late Preterm/Near Term Infants
Infants born even a few weeks early may have special health needs.
- Late Preterm Infants: What Parents Need to Know
- Lo que Necesitan Saber los Padres de Bebés Nacidos Casi a Término
Learn the facts about newborn screening and what to expect from the newborn screening process at Baby’s First Test.
Providing a safe environment for you newborn is extremely important. Here are some links to brochures and websites to help you keep your baby safe and healthy.
- Safe Kids USA
- Safe Sleep
Information from the PA Department of Health on birth certificates.