Growth and Development, Newborn (cont.)
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Promoting Healthy Growth and Development
For healthy growth and development, newborns need physical and emotional care. You enhance development and give your newborn a sense of security and being loved by:
Although your baby's needs are basic, it is important to respond promptly to his or her cues and to recognize safety issues.
For more information, see the topic Health and Safety, Birth to 2 Years.
Call your doctor if you think you or your partner has postpartum depression. It can make a mom feel very sad, hopeless, and worthless. And she may have trouble caring for and bonding with the baby. For more information, see the topic Postpartum Depression.
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