The first few years of your child’s life are full of exciting and rapid changes. We know your top priority is to keep your baby healthy and growing strong.
Well-baby checkups with your pediatrician allow you and your pediatrician to closely monitor and encourage your baby’s health and development. These preventive visits are covered by most major health insurance providers.
Well-baby checkups are your opportunity to ask questions about:
- Breastfeeding versus bottle feeding.
- Breastfeeding tips and issues.
- Baby’s sleeping habits.
- Your baby’s weight gain or loss.
- Your infant’s energy levels.
- Anything about which you're unsure.
How often should you see your pediatrician? Well-baby checkups are especially important during the first months of the baby’s life. Growth is swift for infants (a child under a year old) and is important to track.
A visit two weeks after birth is recommended, then every two months after. During these checkups, your pediatrician begins your child’s vaccination schedule.
After a year, you and your pediatrician can discuss how frequently to schedule appointments for your child.
These preventive visits help your pediatrician catch and treat any problems that surface. But you're your child’s first line of defense. If you think there’s a problem, call your child’s doctor right away.
Find a pediatrician and schedule your well-baby visit.