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Wondering when to call the Doctor?
01.31.2011 [Uncategorized]

If you notice the following symptoms of illness in your newborn, don’t hesitate to call your baby’s health care provider:

  • Yellow skin or eyes
  • No stool for 48 hours and less than 6 wet diapers a day
  • Eating poorly or refusing to eat
  • Temperature of 100F or more
  • Crying excessively with no known cause
  • Congested cough, running eyes or running nose
  • Redness, drainage or foul odor from the umbilical cord
  • Patches of white found in baby’s mouth
  • Unusual or severe rash

This is not a comprehensive list, so if you feel your newborn is ill, give your baby’s health care provider a call.

And call 911 if your baby has blue lips or skin or is having difficulty breathing or any other life-threatening symptoms.

Here’s a link to the American Academy of Pediatrics’ website, which is an excellent source of information about common conditions in newborns:

Reference: Moran, D., & Kallam, G. (2010). A new beginning: Your personal guide to postpartum care. Customized Communications, Inc. TX.

How do I know if my breastfed baby is getting enough to eat?
01.25.2011 | Uncategorized

It’s one of the most common concerns for new moms – how to know your baby is getting enough to eat. Unfortunately, there are no ounce markers on the breast for you to see the exact amounts your baby is taking in. This can be unnerving at times. There are many clues though, that indicate […]

Making headlines
01.25.2011 | Campus Improvements

Last week, nearly 200 community leaders helped us celebrate the progress on our Courtyard Tower.  Click on the links below to see what others are saying about our project: Sarasota Memorial Hospital’s New Tower Will Rise Nine Stories Breaking New Ground in Patient Care Sarasota Memorial Breaks Ground on Tower Project Hospital Expansion Celebrated Major […]

Breaking New Ground
01.20.2011 | Uncategorized

Today marked a historical milestone for Sarasota Memorial Health Care System, as staff, doctors, volunteers, philanthropists and others in the community gathered for the official “Breaking Ground” ceremony of its new Courtyard Tower.

Welcome to our blog for new parents!
01.13.2011 | Uncategorized

I’m Mary … and I’m Judy! We are both Registered Nurses at SMH and between us, we have more than 25 years of Maternal Newborn nursing experience.  We are both certified in Neonatal Nursing and Internationally Board Certified as Lactation Consultants (IBCLC).  These credentials identify us as experienced members of the Maternal-Child health team. Mary […]

Almost Gone…
01.11.2011 | Campus Improvements

Demolition of the Northeast Tower is almost complete as can be seen in the photos below.  The tearing down of one of the oldest buildings on the hospital campus should be finished on or about January 21.  The demolition of the 5-story Northeast Tower will provide space needed for the new Courtyard Tower, scheduled to […]