Newborn/Infant Health

Castle Connolly MedicalGoryeb Children’s Hospital’s newly renovated Joan and Edward Foley Pediatric Intensive Care Unit offers advanced care and family-friendly amenities. The upgrades, which were partially funded by donations to the Foundation for Morristown Medical Center, doubled the size of the existing PICU and added six additional beds, so we can accommodate more patients. Diagnostic imaging is also easily accessible and we use the latest technology to provide rapid test results. Additionally, all patient rooms are private and have gaming consoles, sleeping arrangements for parents, and separate bathrooms and showers.
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Newborn/Infant Health Programs and Screenings

Education and prevention can keep you and your loved ones healthy. We invite you to take advantage of the programs, support groups and screenings available. Unless otherwise noted, for more information, fees, class locations, and to register for Parent Education programs at Overlook Medical Center, please call 908-522-2946; for Parent Education programs at Morristown Medical Center, please call 973-971-5027. View calendars with a full list of programs offered at Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center.

Big Brother and Big Sister
Siblings can learn how to prepare for the arrival of a newborn brother or sister. Please have children bring their favorite stuff animal and a photo of themselves as a baby to the class.
Overlook Medical Center

New Moms Support Group
New mothers can gain support and helpful parenting education, while sharing the joys and challenges of living with a newborn. This group is co-led by a professional social worker and nurse educator. Babies are welcome.
Morristown Medical Center, Auditorium A
For more information and to register, please call 972-971-5927.
ABC’s of Going Home with Your Baby
Topics include basic infant care, diapering, dressing, bathing, swaddling, holding, soothing, bottle feeding, when to call the baby’s doctor and how to manage with pets at home. Safety issues will also be addressed, including sleeping, cribs, car seats, baby products and baby-proofing your home.

Breastfeeding Your Baby Part 1 – Getting Started
Topics include breast milk production, skin-to-skin care, positioning and latching, how long and often to feed, and how to tell if the baby is getting enough milk. Partners are welcome.

Breastfeeding Your Baby Part 2 – Beyond the First Weeks
This class is for parents who have completed our “Breastfeeding Your Baby Part 1” class or who are interested in learning how to pump their own breast milk. Topics include pumping and storing breast milk, maintaining milk supply and returning to work while continuing to breastfeed. Partners are welcome. This class is available at Morristown Medical Center only.

Breastfeeding Your Baby: “The First Weeks at Home and Beyond Support Group” ($50 for two sessions)
This class is offers an opportunity for breastfeeding mothers and their babies to engage in open discussion on how to breastfeed successfully. Topics include common issues that arise during feeding, returning to the workplace, and proper use of a breast pump and milk storage. This class is available at Overlook Medical Center only.

Craniofacial and Plagiocephaly Clinic
A team of pediatric specialists will evaluate patients with craniofacial conditions and plagiocephaly. It is recommended that you contact your insurance provider for pre-approval; appointments are required.

         •Craniofacial Clinic
          Third Friday of each month, 9:00am to Noon

         •Plagiocephaly Clinic
          Second Friday of each month, Noon to 3:00pm
          Third Friday of each month, Noon to 3:00pm

Goryeb Children’s Hospital, Center for Advanced Medicine in Pediatrics (CAMP)
Farris Family Building, 3rd floor
For more information and to schedule an appointment, please call 973-971-8585.

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