well-baby care

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Primary health care services for infants that aim to protect and preserve their health by providing preventive immunizations, advice on nutrition and feeding schedules, and routine monitoring of growth and development. In low-income countries, distinction between a “well baby” and one with ailments (common or otherwise) is usually not practical, and care of both is often best provided by integrated forms of primary care, such as mother and child clinics.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.

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