Not sure if the test varies by location, but I live in Hawaii.
I plan to have baby tested for PKU at the pediatrician at about 1-2 weeks pp. Is there a less painful place to prick than the heel or is the heel necessary for some reason? I just know that it hurts like heck to get poked in my heel and it's sore for days afterward. Getting pricked in my pinkie finger is painless, however. Is there a less painful place to prick where baby won't notice it? Our pediatrician is super sweet and would do anything I asked, so I don't have to worry about him thinking I'm crazy if I ask him to.