At this age, your baby can transition from breast milk or formula to cow’s milk. However, it is healthy to continue breast milk, if that is what you prefer, for your baby. Most babies need 3 meals, 2-3 snacks per day, and no more than 16-20 ounces of whole cow's milk per day. Your baby will be able to eat many of the foods you eat, but be careful to avoid small, hard foods that can cause choking.
It is time to wean your child from the bottle and offer all liquids in a sippy cup. It is much easier to wean your child now than if you wait until they are older. Avoid cavities and additional tears and make the change now!
Your baby will be outgrowing the infant carrier car seat. Continue to have your baby in a rear facing car seat until age 2.
At this visit we will:
- Measure your baby’s weight, length and head size and record on a growth curve.
- Provide your baby’s immunizations.
- Discuss dental health and apply fluoride varnish to your baby’s teeth.
- Screen your baby for vision abnormalities with our ocular photoscreen device.
- Test your baby's hearing with an electronic device called an Oto-Acoustic Emissions Test.
Immunizations: HepA#1, PCV#4, HIB#4
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Tests/Screens/Assessments: TB Surveillance, Lead Surveillance, Oral Health Surveillance, Fluoride Varnish, Vision Photoscreen
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