The Importance of Regular Wellness Visits

How wellness visits from your pediatrician in Grandville, MI, can help protect your child’s health

Prevention is the key when it comes to your child’s health. A big part of prevention are regular wellness visits from your pediatrician. Dr. Jeffrey Mantia at Grandville Pediatrics in Grandville, MI, provides a wide range of medical services for children, including regular wellness visits to help protect your child’s health.

Your pediatrician will perform a first wellness visit within 2 to 5 days of birth. This first visit is an important step in establishing comfort and trust with your pediatrician. It’s also a great opportunity for you to ask any questions you have about caring for your baby at home.

After this first visit, your child should have wellness visits at 1,2,4,6,9,15, and 18 months. An additional wellness visit should happen when your child is 2 years old, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.

One of the most important benefits of regular wellness visits is the information your pediatrician will gather about your child’s:

  • Weight
  • Height
  • Breathing rate
  • Reflexes
  • Growth and development

This information serves as a baseline to track your child’s growth and development at later wellness visits.

Regular wellness visits are also an excellent opportunity for you to learn more about your child’s health and steps you can take at home to help keep your child healthy.

Another important part of wellness visits are immunizations. Your pediatrician will administer the first doses of necessary immunizations at the first visit. Subsequent doses and additional immunizations will occur at each wellness visit. Immunizations are one of the easiest ways to protect your child’s health, and they are required for your child to attend daycare and school.

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To find out more about the importance of regular wellness visits and how they can protect your child’s health, call Dr. Jeffrey Mantia at Grandville Pediatrics in Grandville, MI. You can reach him in the office by calling (616) 538-2410, so call now.