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Learning To Care For My Newborn Was A Humbling Experience

I'm a doctor, and I oversee public health programs to help new mothers and infants. When my son was born, I discovered just how vitally important that help is.
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Wen is an emergency physician and the health commissioner of Baltimore City.

Two months ago, my husband and I welcomed our baby son, Eli, into the world. Hearing his first cry and getting to hold him were the happiest moments of our lives. When he was placed on my chest and I could see and touch him, I felt like I knew him already. The doctors told us he was healthy and well. I couldn't wait to start our lives together as a family.

The night we arrived home, Eli wouldn't stop crying. Crying is normal in newborns,

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