Two Month Old Visit

Diet

Babies are getting all of their nutrients at this point from breast milk or formula. Usually infants are taking 4-5 oz at a time and feeding every 3-4 hours. If nursing, infants are feeding every 3-4 hours.

We start baby foods off of a spoon at 4-6 months depending on the baby and if food allergies are present in the family.

Elimination

Infants are usually having less bowel movements than they were. Stools should still be soft and loose.

Environment

You should dress your child with one more layer than you are wearing. In the summer, it is fine to use sunscreen on infants less than 6 months old. You always want to avoid direct sunlight with infants.

Sleep

Most children are sleeping a 5-6 hour stretch at this point. Sometimes they sleep longer or shorter. Overall infants need 16-19 hours of sleep a day.

Development

Infants are usually smiling now. They are much more interactive and awake. They are learning to roll over, so be careful where you leave an infant.

Health Tips

Immunizations may be given today. Your baby may have a fever and be fussy for 24 hours after the vaccines. You may give Tylenol every four hours to help with the discomfort. The injection site may get red or swollen. Ice can help.

Next appointment is at 4 months.