Pediatric Care

As a double board-certified pediatrician and mother, Dr. Megan Dillman, thoroughly enjoys guiding families as they grow. That’s why she and her team provide complete pediatric and newborn care at Dillman Clinic and Lab in Lakeville, Minnesota. Dr. Megan Dillman and the team help families make the right health care decisions for their little ones during their first stages of life. To learn more about newborn care, call Dillman Clinic and Lab or schedule an appointment online today.

Pediatric Care Q & A

Whether you’re a new or veteran parent, caring for a newborn can feel overwhelming. To help guide you through the early days, weeks, and months, Dr. Megan Dillman and the team offer comprehensive newborn care at Dillman Clinic and Lab.

Newborn care includes a variety of tips and recommendations to minimize stress while you keep your baby healthy and safe.

At Dillman Clinic and Lab, Dr. Megan Dillman and the team can help you adjust to your new baby by providing:

  • Breastfeeding guidance
  • Soothing tips
  • Feeding strategies
  • Immunization schedule guidance
  • Health screening recommendations
  • Tips for safe sleeping environments
  • Skin-to-skin care tips
  • Sick care guidance
  • Swaddling instructions

Guidance from an experienced pediatrician, like Dr. Dillman, can help you identify early signs of illness and disease, such as:

  • Jaundice
  • Colic
  • Ear infections
  • Diaper rash

Jaundice is a yellowing of the skin and eyes that commonly affects newborns. The discoloration is the result of excess bilirubin in the blood that should fade gradually. Jaundice that doesn’t subside within a newborn’s first few days of life can signify an infection or liver dysfunction.

Colic occurs when a seemingly healthy baby cries excessively, typically for more than three hours per day, three days a week, and for at least three weeks. While there is no single cause of colic, doctors believe indigestion, pain, overfeeding or underfeeding, and overstimulation may play a role in its development.

Ear infections, which happen when the middle ear becomes inflamed, are particularly common in infants. Telltale signs of an ear infection include crying, irritability, tugging at the affected ear, and difficulty sleeping.

Diaper rash is a red, inflamed, or tender sore on the buttocks. Many newborns develop diaper rash from wearing a wet diaper for too long, having diarrhea, or taking antibiotics.

Parent and patient handouts from the Bright Futures Tool and Resource Kit address key information for health supervision care from infancy through adolescence. You may receive this, or similar, information following well visits in your patient portal.​​

To learn more about pediatric care, call Dillman Clinic and Lab or schedule an appointment online today.


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