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A neonate is a newborn infant. As in all areas of medicine sub-specialists have evolved to manage the particularly difficult problems of the newborn. These experts called "Neonatologists" are invaluable to insure that the newborn in trouble has the best management to minimize changes which may affect them for the rest of their lives. For families and Family Physicians it is important to have this resource available at the delivery site.

These people have also provided information and techniques that should be applied to all deliveries to improve outcomes. One of the key techniques is to insure that all newborns have suction applied to their mouths and nostrils as soon as the baby's mouth is visualized at the perineum. A more complex protocol is the Infant Resuscitation procedure that must be available.

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