Congratulations New Parents! Welcome to the world of parenthood!
We like to see you and your new baby in our office at 3-5 days of life and again at 2 weeks of age, 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, 9 months, 12 months, 15 months, 18 months, 24 months and at least every year there after for a yearly well child check up. If you have a baby boy and you choose to have him circumcised, we prefer to do it at the 3-5 day visit, please make mention if you would like this done at time of scheduling your newborn son's appointment.
Immunizations are suggested to be given in accordance with the recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics. We are also open to choices and options with regards to immunizations (see our page on vaccine schedules). At each well child check up, we are assessing the health of your child and the physical growth and development as well as providing helpful anticipatory information on upcoming development.
How Breastmilk Protects Newborns as Baby's First Immunizations)
Best Breastfeeding Information Website ~ www.kellymom.com
Information and Helpful Web Sites (Adobe Acrobat Reader® is required to view the following forms. To download this free software, click here. )
Newborn Hearing Screening Hearing Screening Brochure
Dad's Site - 24 Hour Roadside Assistance - Manual for New Dads (leaving Sunshine Pediatric's site)
If your child is not breathing, turns blue, or suffers a life threatening accident, CALL 911 immediately.
If your infant is 2 months or under and has a rectal temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit (38.1 degrees Celsius) or higher, call your pediatrician immediately. This is an absolute necessity. The doctor will need to examine the baby to rule out any serious infection or disease. (How to take a temperature.)
You need to notify your pediatrician if your 3-6 month old has a rectal temperature of 101 degrees Fahrenheit (38.3 degrees Celsius) or greater.
If your child is older than 6 months and has a temperature of 102 degrees Fahrenheit (39.4 degrees Celsius) or higher.
If your child is vomiting and/or has diarrhea, he may be becoming dehydrated and needs to be seen especially if this goes on for several hours and if associated with a high fever.
In an older child, if a high fever persists for more than 24 hours or is associated with other symptoms such as sore throat, earache, rash, or cough, a sick visit is indicated.
Or, anytime you, as the parent, feel concerned about your child's health.
Below are some excellent trifold brochures published by Hale Publication. http://ibreastfeeding.com/
La Leche League Packet of Breastfeeding Information in a downloadable pdf
This information is for educational purposes only and it should be used only as a guide.
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