Usually 24-48 hours after hospital discharge. During this visit we check on weight loss after birth, feeding, and jaundice (or yellowing of the skin). We support breast-feeding and help with any difficulties. We also answer questions that you may have about your newborn.
Vaccines: Your baby likely had their first Hepatitis B vaccine while in the hospital.
This is a visit to talk about how the family is acclimating to the newest addition. Feeding, bowel habits and sleeping are common topics. We continue to work on breast-feeding if needed. As always, answer questions and offer anticipatory guidance.
Screenings: Newborn Metabolic Screen if not already reviewed.
Families are usually settling in some by this visit. Feeding, sleeping and bowel habits are sometimes still a concern. At this visit we will track your baby's growth & development and answer any questions. Your baby may be starting to smile now and that helps a lot!
Your baby is probably giggling and making lots of noise by now. Most babies are in a routine and the days are more predictable. At this visit we discuss starting solids, as well as other anticipatory guidance.
Safety becomes more of an issue now as your baby has a better grasp of objects and everything goes right into their mouths. Your baby may also be moving more. We continue our discussion of eating and start talking about safety.
This visit must occur after your baby's first birthday.
Your baby is a year old already. Can you believe it? It has been a great time of changing. This is the beginning of the toddler years. Your baby is taking in their whole environment. Even though they can't express themselves in words, they understand much of what you are saying.
Vaccines: Prevnar 13, HIB, Hepatitis A, Varicella & MMR.
Screenings: Dental Screening with Fluoride Varnish & Risk for Tuberculosis