Parents can take advantage of Well Baby visits by preparing a list of questions in advance. Newborns don't come with instruction manuals so don't be shy about asking about what is on your mind (is it really normal for newborn poop to look so seedy and for them to open just one eye at a time?).
Jennifer Margulis is a widely published freelance writer whose articles have appeared in Ms Magazine, The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor, Pregnancy Magazine, Parenting, Mothering, Brain, Child, and dozens of other magazines and newspapers. The mother of three, she is also a columnist for the Ashland Daily Tidings and the editor of the award-winning anthology Toddler: Real-Life Stories of Those Fickle, Irrational, Urgent, Tiny People.
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