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Will my baby go home with medications?

Your baby may need to continue taking certain medications at home. It is very important to know the name and purpose of all medicine, possible side effects, how and when to give the medicine and what to do if you are going on a trip.

Your nurse will help you by giving you a medication teaching sheet and going over all of the medications with you. She will also help you practice giving your baby's medicine before going home, as well as help you set up a schedule for medications.

Always give medications in a small amount of formula, never by themselves. Do not change your baby's medicines or vitamins unless the doctor tells you to do so.