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Your baby after the birth

Baby's first 24 hours

There is a lot going on in the first 24 hours of your baby's life, so find out what you can expect.

Your baby in the first few days

Find out what you can expect from your newborn, like how often they feed and sleep, as well as other things you need to know.

Bonding with your baby

Bonding with your baby forms an emotional and physical connection that is important for their development. Learn here how to bond with your baby.

What is kangaroo care?

Kangaroo care (skin-to-skin care) is when a parent holds their baby directly against their bare skin. Learn about the benefits and how to get started.

Vitamin K at birth

All babies need to have vitamin K to help the blood to clot and prevents serious bleeding.

Newborn bloodspot screening

Newborn bloodspot screening helps you make informed decisions for your baby. Learn about tests, screening and early treatment of rare disorders.

Newborn hearing test

The newborn hearing screening test allows those babies who have hearing loss to be identified early.

Birth injury (to the baby)

Giving birth in Australia is very safe, but sometimes during birth, the baby suffers an injury. Learn about birth injury causes, types and treatments.

Jaundice in babies

Jaundice is common in newborn babies and is usually harmless, disappearing after 1 to 2 weeks. Find out about jaundice in newborn babies.

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