Well Visit

6 WEEK VISIT

You and your baby have reached the 6 week mark. Hooray ! Every baby grows and develops at their own rate, but by 6 weeks old, most babies should be gaining weight (about 4 Ibs since birth) and begin to self soothe. Cognitive functions begin to form at this age allowing the baby to start smiling socially.

FAQ/Concerns:

As per CDC recommendations it is perfectly safe to receive 5 vaccines in one visit. However, our physicians at Comprehensive Pediatrics’ follow a vaccine schedule, with the same vaccines more divided into frequent visits. We feel in doing so, we are able to identify if a baby has an adverse reaction to a specific vaccine. Also, parents feel more comfortable administering two vaccines rather than 4-5.


For more information on vaccine safety and side effects:
• www.cdc.gov
• www.aap.org
• www.vaccinesaftey.edu
• www.vaccine.chop.edu
• www.immunize.org
• www.vaccines.org
• www.pkids.org

Most vaccines given should have no side effects greater than some redness or swelling possible low grade fever < 102 F and irritability. We recommend giving a Tylenol dose to alleviate symptoms. For questions regarding dosing- please consult our dosing chart based on weight. At this visit, your baby will receive 1st HIB (Haemophilus influenza type B) PCV(pneumococcal) vaccines.
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