Your Baby's 2-Month Well-Child Appointment

At your baby’s 2-month checkup, he’ll receive his first full set of vaccinations against multiple childhood diseases. Watching him receive these injections may be more painful for you than for him. Try these tips for making him more comfortable (and easing your own anxiety):

  • Hold your baby as the injection is given.
  • Try putting a few drops of sugar water on his tongue as a pleasant distraction.
  • If you’re breastfeeding, try nursing him during or immediately after an injection.

Learn more about vaccines and the 2-month appointment.

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Making the most of well-child appointments

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This message is not intended to provide individual medical advice. Always seek the advice of a physician or qualified healthcare provider for any questions you have about your health or medical condition, your breastfeeding issues and your infant's health. Never disregard, avoid or delay contacting a doctor or other qualified professional because of something you have read in our emails, webpages or other electronic communications.

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