For Moms and Dads

For Moms and Dads

All parents, especially if this is your first child, have questions and concerns. This For Moms and Dads section addresses some of the most common questions  Pediatricians are often asked.

Vaccinations - when and which ones?

Pediatrics of Queen Creek follows the vaccination guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics. If you want more information about these immunizations and what they protect your child against, sites  www.vaccinesafety.edu or www.immunicationsinfo.org can give you more details.

RECOMMENDED IMMUNIZATIONS:

Birth - 24 Months:

 

2 mos

4 mos

6 mos

9 mos

12 mos

15 mos

18 mos

 

24 mos

Hep B

birth/X

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

Rotateq

X

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

DTaP

X

X

X

 

 

 X

 

 

Hib

X

X

X

 

  X

 

 

 

Prevnar

X

X

X

 

X

 

 

 

 

IPV

X

X

X

 

 

 

 

MMR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Varivax

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hep A

 

 

 

 

X

 

X

to

X

Ages 4-11 Years

 

5 yrs

12 Yrs

16yrs

MMR

X

 

 

DTap

X

 

 

IPV

X

 

 

Varivax

X

 

 

TdaP

 

X

 

Gardasil (HPV)

 

X

 

Meningococcal

 

X

X

Just a Few Reasons Why We Recommend Breastfeeding:

It helps the health of the mother--And reduces the number of and severity of illness in the baby.

The milk is always fresh and at the right temperature, quick and easy access, keeps you out of the kitchen because you are not sterilizing bottles, mixing formula, etc. Not to mention the money savings.

Research has shown that breast milk helps your baby's IQ and lowers the risk of the baby developing allergies.

As listed in our home page, here again are some sites that have helpful information for parents:

Healthychildren.org
AAP.org
http://www.ohdarlingbirth.com/
http://azaap.org/Arizona_Pediatric_Resources
http://azaap.org/Health_Alerts
http://www.cdc.gov/breastfeeding/resources/guide.htm

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