What Should I Ask My Child's Doctor During The First Visit?
By 7 Days Pediatrics
January 25, 2017
Category: Pediatric Health
Tags: first visit   newborn care  

Visiting your child’s pediatrician for the first time can be overwhelming. However, compiling a list of questions to ask your pediatrician first visitcan help you experience a comfortable and informative first visit. Learn which questions you should ask at your first doctor’s visit with 7 Days Pediatrics in Edison, NJ.

Some common questions to ask during your baby’s first newborn appointment include:

  • Is my baby getting enough milk/formula? Generally, doctors suggest letting the baby lead the feedings. Let baby eat as much as he or she likes and until they begin losing interest. You may also want to measure the amount of formula or milk baby drinks to keep track of the exact amount of food he or she takes in.
  • How should I keep my baby warm? Babies are tiny and require several layers while they sleep. Since doctors recommend leaving any blankets and pillows out of the crib, your baby may need several layers of clothing to stay warm depending on the month. Your pediatrician can help you find the best night time routine for you.
  • Is my baby sick? Unfortunately, babies just cry sometimes. While this can be alarming, it does not always mean something is wrong. If your baby cries or seems uncomfortable very often, alert your doctor.
  • How often should my baby eat? Newborn babies eat every two to three hours. However, some babies may eat more or less. Eating habits change as baby gets older and they will begin drinking more after several months. Your doctor can help you find a good feeding schedule.

For more information on pediatrics, please contact Dr. Hung Nguyen and Dr. Nimisha Shukla at 7 Days Pediatrics serving Fords and Perth Amboy in Edison, NJ. Call (732) 661-0966 to schedule your child’s appointment with their pediatrician today!

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