The Neonatology Department and the Newborn Services Unit provide the principal initial patient care for all newborns delivered in the hospital, as well as sick newborns up to 29 days of age who require re-admission for close monitoring or special procedures. The neonatal team comprises the pediatrician and/or neonatologist, pediatric subspecialists, pediatric residents, interns, nurses and other ancillary personnel.
MakatiMed practices and promotes rooming-in and breastfeeding of newborn babies. This practice involves keeping the babies with their mothers in the same room, and latching on at the delivery room to induce successful breastfeeding.
Other services available are:
- A dedicated Breastfeeding and Baby Care TV channel just for breastfeeding and care of mother and baby
- Lactation Counselors to assist mothers in breastfeeding and to educate them on proper techniques on breastfeeding, breast care and pumping of breast milk
The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) addresses the needs of critically-ill babies, premature newborns, or infants requiring close observation for a full range of neonatal problems. Our perinatology services provided by the Obstetrics Department detect and manage fetal problems, and provide early referral to a neonatologist, if needed.