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American Family Children's Hospital

Newborn Follow-Up Clinic

Waisman Center

1500 Highland Ave.
Madison, WI 53705
(608) 263-3301 | (800) 323-8942

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About the Newborn Follow-Up Clinic

The Waisman Center Newborn Follow-Up Clinic's interdisciplinary team of professionals provides clinical care of infants recently discharged from neonatal intensive care services and ongoing care as they continue to develop.

Our patients include infants with:

  • Premature birth with less than 29 weeks of gestation and/or a birth weight of less than 1,500 grams
  • Neurologic abnormalities or injuries in the newborn period
  • Multiple congenital anomalies
  • Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) in the newborn period

Infants or children and their families are seen for initial and follow-up visits to address concerns related to NICU problems in the areas of feeding, growth, development, communication, behavior, hearing, therapy and support needs, including social work. Developmental testing is recommended at 18 months and at 30 months to 3 years to help families with planning for early intervention and early childhood programs.

Clinic Goals

  • Follow infant’s special needs out of the intensive care setting for early feeding and growth problems
  • Provide guidance for early developmental stimulation and handling position and therapy
  • Provide parents with information about early communication development and how to develop communication in the context of their relationship with their infant/baby/toddler
  • Collaborate with the primary care provider and other medical providers of the medically-fragile infant
  • Provide developmental diagnosis of motor, cognition and language
  • Provide coordination of special services to maximize potential