PEDIATRIC NOTES.docx - INFANTS(28 days to 1 year natal or neonatal(erupting by 30 days of age teeth should be evaluated by a pediatric dentist for

PEDIATRIC NOTES.docx - INFANTS(28 days to 1 year natal or...

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INFANTS (28 days to 1 year) - natal or neonatal (erupting by 30 days of age) teeth should be evaluated by a pediatric dentist for potential extraction, as they may pose an aspiration risk - newborns have swollen nipples - first week infants lose 7% of weight. Meconium dark green. Pass after few hours and days after birth - between 2 to 3 months, head lag decreases - 1 to 3 months, should “coo”, smile - 2 months age : infants can hold objects for a few moments before dropping it -mouth breathers until 3 to 6 months of age - 3 months, baby should smile - may have strabismus until 4 to 6 months of age - after 6 months, if not resolved, baby should be evaluated by a pediatric opthalmologist - 4 to 6 months: head control is well developed - 5 months: infants can reach for and grasp objects voluntarily - stranger anxiety - object permanence (4-8 months) - 6 month wellness check - Rotavirus, hep b, dtap, hib, Prevnar - Rotavirus should be administered first. Its an oral vaccine, least invasive - should be able to sit up for a few seconds without support - hold her bottle when feeding - should be eating pureed, strained, or finely mashed cooked baby foods, rice cereal. Introduce different pureed q3 days to check what food allergies baby has - 6 months wt should be doubled; triple in a year - 6 months gain 1 lb, slow 0.5 then on - 6 months: infants can roll to back and can better manipulate objects with their hands. - should sit - doubled weight, ay a year triple - no more rooting reflex (sucking finger) - 7 months: when infants are held up, they can hold their position on their feet, can transfer from hand to hand, hold a bottle and drop a bottle when handing another, bangs cubes - 6 – 8 months: teeth erupts - 6 – 9 months: maternal iron lasts - premature infants - formula with iron

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