Weight: Height: Head Circumference:
Feeding: Your baby is growing! At this age, a baby only needs breast milk or infant formula. Most babies take 2 to 3 ounces of formula every 2 to 3 hours now. Breast-fed babies should usually feed about 10 minutes at each breast during each feeding. Waking up at night to feed is normal. Cereal or baby food is not needed yet. Babies can have food allergies if solids are started too early. If your baby wants to feed more often, it may be because he may want to suck but not feed. If you use concentrated liquid formula, always mix 1 can of formula with 1 can of tap water. Keep the mixture in the refrigerator. If you get powdered formula, always mix 2 ounces of water per 1 scoop of formula. All breastfed infants and all infants taking less than 32 ounces of formula should begin taking a Vitamin D supplement (Trivisol).
Sleep: Babies usually sleep 16 or more hours a day. Healthy babies should be placed in bed on their backs. This important recommendation is based on information that shows this sleeping position reduces the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
Safety: An approved car s eat is the safest way for babies to travel in cars. Infant car seats should be placed in a back seat with the infant facing backwards. Never leave your baby alone in the car. Also never leave your baby alone with young brothers, sisters, or pets. If you use a crib for your baby, be sure to pick a safe location. It should not be too near a heater. Make sure the sides are always completely up. Crib slats more than 2 and 3/8 inches apart can lead to injury. The baby’s room should be at a normal temperature. Do not overheat! Pillows, blankets, wedges, positioning devices, and bumper pads are no longer recommended. 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.
Immunizations: none today
Tylenol Dose: Call before starting any medication
Next Visit: at one month of age
(Please contact your health insurance company to add your new child and be sure to check the number of well care visits allowed.)