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Newborn Pain Management

Your baby has the right to be comfortable and free from pain as much as possible. The nursing staff will assess pain as the fifth vital sign. They will use a pain rating scale and respond by providing comfort measures such as repositioning, environmental adjustments and medications.

You are a very important part of your baby's comfort and care. We encourage you to assist the nursing staff with comfort measures including repositioning, touching and holding your baby.

If you have questions about your baby's care or comfort, please ask the nurse caring for your infant.