Location Map FAQ
St. Maarten Medical Center
The time has come for you to take your baby to his/her new home. To ensure proper baby care at home, we present
you with this brochure with a few tips on how to continue care after discharge.
All newborns should be fed at least 6-7 times in 24 hours, which is every 3-4 hours. We strongly encourage mothers to breastfeed.
It is normal for your newborn to urinate at least 5 times and have 1 to 8 bowel movements in 24 hours.
If your baby's elimination patterns do not fall within this range in the first few weeks of his/her life always feel free to contact the pediatric ward or the pediatrician.
Your baby should be bathed or sponged at least once a day. You may bathe your baby in a tub or a basin. If you do not feel comfortable, you can sponge him/her on the bed.
Your baby’s navel stump should be cleaned periodically with alcohol 70% on sterile gauze and wrapped with a dry gauze. If the bandage and stump is frequently soiled this should be done more often.
We hope to have provided you with sufficient information. Thank you!