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.
Screenings: Following up on Newborn Metabolic Screen done at the hospital
Two Week Visit
(Sometimes sooner if there are concerns)
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.
One Month Visit
1 Month Visit
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!
Screenings: Routine Well-Care.
Two Month Visit
2 month Visit
There are more smiles and growth happening. It is neat to see how your baby follows their own growth curve. Guidance is helpful to know what to expect in the coming 2 months until your next visit.
Vaccines: Pentacel (DTaP, Polio, HIB), Prevnar 13, Rotateq & Hepatitis B dose #2
(dose #1 if no birth dose)
Screenings: Routine Well-Care.
Four Month Visit
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.
Vaccines: Pentacel (DTaP, Polio, & HIB), Prevnar 13 & Rotateq
Screenings: Routine well-Care
Six Month Visit
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.
Vaccines: Pentacel (DTaP, Polio, HIB), Prevnar 13, Hepatitis B, Rotateq & Influenza #1
(The first year, your baby gets 2 half doses of Influenza. They will only need 1 next year)
Screenings: Routine Well-care
Nine Month Visit
Your baby has gotten the knack for movement now. They may even be pulling up on any surface they can get their little hands on. Watch that they don't pull anything onto their heads.
Vaccines: Catch up Hepatitis B #3 if needed.
Screenings: Blood Lead, Iron (Anemia) & Vision Screenings.
Dental Screening with Fluoride Varnish if teeth present.
Twelve Month Visit
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
More to come (under development)