It can be nerve-wracking caring for a newborn. They can’t tell you what they need, or whether something is wrong, and most new parents find this quite daunting. In time you will learn to understand your baby’s feeding cues, and they will develop different cries which can help you to understand what they need.
In the first few weeks and months, it can be really difficult to tell if your baby is unwell, especially if this is your first baby and you’re not sure what’s normal. In this section you’ll find lots of information on common health issues affecting newborns, and when you should seek help.