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Having a Baby – Your Baby’s Health
Pediatrician Visits

Your baby's health care provider will schedule routine visits for inoculations and to check growth patterns. In addition, you can call the health care provider for sick baby visits if you suspect something is wrong.

With this packet, Women & Infants is happy to give you a Health and Safety Record from the Rhode Island Department of Health to take home and record information about your baby and from visits to his or her health care provider.


Work to inoculate your baby against disease begins in the delivery room, where he or she will be given Erythromycin eye ointment to protect the eyes against certain infections. Vitamin K is given shortly after birth to help blood clot.

All children in the United States are vaccinated against Hepatitis B while still in the hospital. If you have Hepatitis B, your baby will need a shot of Hepatitis B Immune Globulin (HBIG) and the Hepatitis B vaccine.

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