Weight: Height: Head Circumference:
Sleep: Parents want their children to go to bed without resistance and to sleep through the night. They look forward to a time when they can again have 7 or 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep. Newborns, however, have a limit to how many hours they can go without a feeding, usually 3 to 5. At one month, infants should begin to go back to sleep after nighttime feeds.
Feeding: Ideally, your baby will continue on breast milk or formula without any supplements until 4 months. A typical feeding schedule at this age will be 4-5 ounces every 3-4 hours, but there is a wide range of what is acceptable. If you are nursing and plan to use a bottled, this is a good time to introduce it to your baby.
All breastfed infants and all infants taking less than 32 ounces of formula should
begin taking a Vitamin D supplement (Trivisol).
Development: At one month your baby should be able to see 8-12 inches and follow objects briefly. He may recognize familiar voices. Most infants can pick their head up and move it from side to side.
· Never leave your baby alone, except in a crib or playpen.
· Avoid suffocation and choking by using an approved crib with a firm mattress that fits snugly.
Place your baby on his back. Pillows, blankets, wedges, positioning devices, and bumper pads are no longer recommended. Keep plastic bags, balloons, and baby powder out of reach.
· Prevent fires, burns and scalding injuries. Never eat, drink, or carry anything hot while near or holding the baby. Turn your water heater down to 120 degrees (F). Install smoke and Carbon Monoxide detectors.
· Car Safety: Use an approved infant safety seat, rear facing and never in the front.
(Parents should always wear their seat belts.)
· Never step away when the baby is on a high surface.
Your doctors at Pediatric Health Associates agree with the recommendation that parents should receive the Tdap, a booster immunization for Tetanus and Pertussis (whooping cough disease), and a Flu shot for the Flu season.
Standard PHA Immunizations: Hep B #1 if it wasn’t given in the hosptal
Tylenol Dose: Do not give any medication without calling the office Next Visit: 2 months, 3 months, 4 months