The typical breast fed infant will nurse 6 - 8 times a day. All your baby needs for optimal nutrition is your breast milk and a Vitamin D supplement.
Formula fed infants generally take 2-3 ounces every 2-4 hours for a total of 24 ounces a day. Use an iron fortified formula, not low iron formula.
Foods to Avoid
Two month old infants should not get solid foods, such as infant cereal. Infants should not be fed dairy products or honey products.
Generally 2 month old babies sleep 12 - 14 hours including night time sleeping and day time naps. They should be placed on their backs to sleep, even for naps. At two months of age many infants are ready to sleep in their own cribs. You may be able to start a night time routine. Do not put your baby to bed with a bottle. Avoid putting pillows and blankets in your baby's crib.
There is a wide range for "normal" stooling. Where some infants may stool after every feeding, others may stool every 2-3 days. The stool should be yellow in color and soft.
Use a rear facing car seat. Assure hot water at the tap is less than 120F. Use smoke dectectors and avoid second hand smoke. Keep hot beverages, cigarettes, small objects and plastic bags away from your infant.
Your baby will enjoy interacting with you at a "face to face" level. "Belly time" is encouraged as is cuddle time. Talk, sing and read to your baby.
Social: Smiles responsively, makes cooing noises as a response, tracks with eyes
Gross Motor: While on stomach lifts head and neck and upper chest with support on forearms, some head control
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We are located in Building E at 25 Buttrick Road in Londonderry, NH 03053. Buttrick Road is off Mammoth Road (Route 128) just north of the intersection of Routes 128 and 102. From the east and west, take Route 102 turning north onto Route 128. Two tenths of a mile is Buttrick road, turn right, travel half a mile passing the Elliot Urgent Care on the left and Buttrick Road is on the right.
From the north and south, take Interstae 93 to exit 4. Take Route 102 west to Route 128. Follow above directions to Buttrick Road. Click here for a map.