The vaginal deliveries come up to our nursery within 1 to 2 hours after delivery, usually when mom is transferred. We will do a set of VS and a head to toe and if baby is warm enough, we bathe. C section babies we usually wait an hour, as long as baby is warm, completing 2 sets of VS and a head to toe before. We wash with warm water and Johnson and Johnson, under a radiant warmer.
After the bath, we do cord care by applying bacitracin to the cord once. After the initial application, we leave it dry and instruct the parents to leave it as well.
Feeding depends on mom's choice but usually in L&D, they do skin to skin and then attempt to latch, if breastfeeding is preference for mom. With a c/s, it depends. If mom and baby are stable, the baby will usually stay with mom in recovery to try breastfeeding. If mom is using formula, they will either feed a little in L&D before baby comes to the nursery or bring the baby up, we'll do our admission process and then will go out to mom to feed. Depends on the situation...
Bili levels are drawn by phlebotomy by heel stick 24 hours after delivery, as well as the newborn screen. We have guidelines as to when to notify the pediatrician of a higher result (usually over 7). Each pediatrician has a different level they'll either order a repeat bili level for the next morning, begin supplementation in addition to breastfeeding or initiate phototherapy. Again, depends on the ped.
Our glucose protocol is basically the same thing as Elvish said in her reply. But for babies whose mothers have a hx of GDM, we do an initial blood glucose level and then follow up with 3 AC checks to be certain baby's glucose levels remain stable. Anything below 40, depending on whether the baby is symptomatic, we follow a protocol (either breastfeed and check BG in 30 minutes or formula and recheck in 1 hour).
Hope that helps some!