Solomon Laktineh MD A Medical Corporation

2-3 Week Well Care Visit

Immunizations

Hepatitis B (if not given in hospital)

Growth and Development

Most babies lose some weight during the 1st week of life but gain it back within 2 weeks. Our providers will assess your baby’s growth, appearance and reflexes during their 1st well care visit.

Nutrition

Breast milk or formula is the only food your baby needs at this time.

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

SIDS is the sudden and unexplained death of infant that is younger than 1 year old.  Despite years of research it remains unpredictable and claims the lives of 2,500 infants a year.  The risk of SIDS can be greatly reduced by placing infants younger than 1 year of age on their backs to sleep – never face down on their stomachs or on their sides. For more information on SIDS click here

 


2 Month Well Care Visit

Immunizations

Growth and Development

Your baby should be cracking smiles, cooing, and be able to recognize your face and voice about now.  He or she may start to turn their heads upon hearing your voice.

Nutrition

Nursing or bottle feeding is recommended for the first 6 months of life. You should not give your baby water or any other liquid aside from breast milk or formula.


4 Month Well Care Visit

Immunizations

Growth and Development

Finally a little bit of rest! Your baby should be sleeping a bit more at night and be awake more during the day. They should be able to hold their heads for short periods of time, begin to roll and start reaching for nearby items.  Parents, use extreme caution when carrying your infant near hot liquids as their fragile skin is easily susceptible to thermal burns. 

Incorporate TummyTime into your daily routine to prevent the development of flat spots on your baby skull  that can result from lying in the same position.  Tummy Time is the repositioning of your infant on their stomach for short periods of time under the direct supervision of an adult. This change in position can lessen the pressure place on your infant's skull and can help minimize flat spots. 

Nutrition

4-6 feedings per day

Introduction of an iron-fortified cereal mixed with formula or breast milk may be recommended by your baby’s doctor.


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Immunizations

Growth and Development

Congratulations! Your baby is halfway to a year already. Your baby should be sitting, bubbling, laughing and begin to creep forward and back while in the crawling position. They’re ready to explore and have an impulse to touch and taste everything, so beware.

Babyproofing your home is an important precaution all parents should take to ensure their child's safety while exploring their new surroundings.  Most retail chains carry extensive offerings and products to make your home safe for your baby.

Nutrition

Solids may start to be introduced preferably fruits and vegetables. Try to introduce no more than 1 food a week and check for any allergic reaction such as red, warm or itchy skin rash.  You should introduce new foods preferrably in the morning in the event that there is a non-life threatening reaction you can bring your child to our office for evaluation.

Parents, remember not to feed your child nuts, eggs or honey until they are 1 year of age.


9 Month Well Care Visit

Immunizations

No schedule immunizations

Today is your baby’s 1st trip to the lab for complete blood count (CBC) and Lead screening.  These labs will screen for anemia and exposure to lead.  Human beings become anemic when red blood cells don't carry enough oxygen to the tissues in their body. Various conditions can cause anemia, including an inherited illness called sickle cell anemia, but iron deficiency is the most common cause. These test will provide us with a baseline of your child's blood count.

Growth and Development

Play time! By now your baby may start playing pat-a-cake or peek-a-boo. They may also start saying repetitive sounds like “mama” and “dada.” Your baby should be able to sit alone without support and even attempt to crawl and pull themselves into a standing position.  Your growing infant is entering toddlerhood and is constantly on the move. Beware of choking hazards as they may start to pick up small items and place them in their mouth.

Nutrition

What a mess! Your baby should start attempting to eat on their own and don’t worry if it’s a bit messy, they’ll get better with practice.  Now is also a good time to introduce a sippy cup. Remember to offer your baby a healthy and balanced diet.


12 Month Well Care Visit

Immunizations

Growth and Development

Congratulations on your baby’s 1st year! By now your baby drinks from a sippy cup, says a couple of words and is starting to understand commands. They may be able to stand on their own unassisted and try to walk while holding onto furniture.

Nutrition

At this time your baby’s doctor may recommend that you start weaning your baby off formula and begin to introduce whole milk to your baby in addition to a healthy and balanced diet. Start by introducing small amount of foods they can grab with their fingers but avoid small hard foods that may cause choking.  At this time, your child still needs 16 -24 ounces of whole milk per day.

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