Calming Your Newborn

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Should I give my baby a pacifier?

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What precautions should I take when others people around my baby?

When can I first take my infant outside?

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Dr. Ann Kellams

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Virginia

Dr. Ann Lenox Kellams, assistant professor of clinical pediatrics in the Division of General Pediatrics and medical director of the newborn nursery at the University of Virginia Children’s Hospital, is an expert in newborn care and breastfeeding. Kellams teaches pediatric clinical skills to students and residents and authored the Newborn Nursery Resident and Student Curriculum and Orientation Manual for UVA Children’s Hospital. Kellams serves her surrounding community by being a mentor for the African American Student Mentorship Program, by serving on the Virginia Breastfeeding Advisory Committee and by hosting various community education workshops on newborn and infant care. She received the Outstanding Graduate Designation from her alma mater, the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine.

At what age should I give my baby a pacifier?

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics Dr. Ann Kellams discusses when to give your baby a pacifier.

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Host: At what age should I give my baby a pacifier?

Dr. Ann Kellams: If you are breastfeeding we recommend waiting until the baby is a couple of weeks old and breastfeeding is well established. If you are bottle-feeding you can probably start from the get-go using a pacifier and then by six to nine months we would really like it to be out of the picture. So the babies at that point will not have that continuous, sucking reflex. So then you are getting into habit and so we would like it to be gone by then.