BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT

Why Breastfeed? • Optimal nutrition: Formula seeks to replicate breastmilk, and while technology has come a long way, it has not succeeded as yet in doing so.
• Easier for an infant to digest than formula
• Improves infant ability to fight off viruses and bacteria
• Decreases risk of developing allergies and asthma
• Lower rate of doctor visits and hospitalizations
• Some studies have attributed higher IQ, lower rate of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), lower risk of conditions such as diabetes, obesity, and certain cancers
• Bonus for mothers: Lowers risk of breast and ovarian cancer; may lower risk for osteoporosis; saves time and money; helps lose pregnancy weight faster.
Common Barriers to Breastfeeding • Lack of knowledge: most are aware that breastfeeding is best source of nutrition, but less so about specifics about benefits and risks associated with not breastfeeding.
• Social norms: Bottle feeding in the US is viewed as “normal.” Furthermore, our culture has discouraged breastfeeding in public and made women feel uncomfortable doing what is natural.
• Poor family and social support.
• Lactation problems: Both physical and concerns about whether infant is “getting enough.”
• Maternal employment and lack of access to a combination of leave time and access to appropriate place to express breast milk.
Our Program Goals • To educate families and encourage breastfeeding
• To provide support for families that are attempting to breastfeed
• To provide all families access to an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
• To identify and assist mothers who are suffering with post-partum depression
Additional Resources Kellymom.com La Leche League International InfantRisk.com CDC Site on Breastfeeding American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists American Academy of Pediatrics

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Baby getting listened to PREVENTATIVE HEALTH CARE VISITS Preventative Health Care

Preventative Health Care encompasses a wide variety of services to both promote good health and prevent diseases. We provide preventative health care based on the American Academy of Pediatrics Bright Futures Guidelines for Health Supervision.
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SAME DAY SICK APPOINTMENTS Same Day Sick Appointments

Peds First Pediatrics is available 7 days a week to provide care for when your child is ill. We limit booking for acute illnesses such as fever, ear pain, sore throat to the day you call for the appointment. We kindly request that you call as early in the day as you recognize that you wish to have your child evaluated.
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breastfeeding baby BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT Breast Feeding Support

We aim to educate families and encourage breastfeeding. We provide access to an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant to support all families that are attempting to breastfeed. Peds First also seeks to identify and assist mothers who are suffering with post-partum depression.
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Helmets and Lacrosse Sticks CONCUSSION MANAGEMENT Concussion Management
Peds First provides evaluations for concussions in the event an injury is sustained. If concussion is of concern, we provide monitoring of symptom progression and establish appropriate limits on return to activity. When available we utilize individualized baseline performance measurements of physical and cognitive skills to assist with post concussion management.
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Support Sign CARE COORDINATION Care Coordination

Our Care Coordination Team is constantly evolving in an attempt to minimize "Gaps in Care." We seek to identify the barriers that families face in receiving proper care and assist them in clearing those barriers.
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Food, Stethoscope and Heart NUTRITION SUPPORT Nutrition Support

The old adage states “You are what you eat.” To a large extent, this is accurate – optimal nutrition is one factor to help you live a longer and healthier life. However, what is optimal depends on the individual, and this is the focus of our nutrition department.
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Chest x-ray ASTHMA MANAGEMENT Asthma Management

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory condition affecting the smaller airways in the lungs of nearly 1 in 10 children. We actively seek to identify children that are at risk for having asthma so that we may provide the proper education, monitoring, and therapy as needed to minimize both short and long term consequences of poorly controlled asthma.
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Unhappy to Smiley Face MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

A 2018 study in The Journal of Pediatrics demonstrated that among children ages 3 to 17 years, about 3% suffer from depression and 7% from anxiety. Of great concern is that more than 1 in 5 of these children went untreated for their condition. We seek to identify those children at risk for mental health conditions so that we can provide assistance where appropriate.
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Kids writing ADHD MANAGEMENT ADHD Management

ADHD is a common condition that affects children more than just academically. It can cause difficulty in all avenues of life, and when severe can contribute to the development of other mental health concerns such as depression and low self esteem. We seek to identify and manage this condition to maximize the success of those affected.
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Why Breastfeed?

  • Optimal nutrition:  Formula seeks to replicate breastmilk, and while technology has come a long way, it has not succeeded as yet in doing so.
  • Easier for an infant to digest than formula
  • Improves infant ability to fight off viruses and bacteria
  • Decreases risk of developing allergies and asthma
  • Lower rate of doctor visits and hospitalizations
  • Some studies have attributed higher IQ, lower rate of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), lower risk of conditions such as diabetes, obesity, and certain cancers
  • Bonus for mothers:  Lowers risk of breast and ovarian cancer; may lower risk for osteoporosis; saves time and money; helps lose pregnancy weight faster.

Common Barriers to Breastfeeding

  • Lack of knowledge:  most are aware that breastfeeding is best source of nutrition, but less so about specifics about benefits and risks associated with not breastfeeding.
  • Social norms:  Bottle feeding in the US is viewed as “normal.”  Furthermore, our culture has discouraged breastfeeding in public and made women feel uncomfortable doing what is natural.
  • Poor family and social support.
  • Lactation problems:  Both physical and concerns about whether infant is “getting enough.”
  • Maternal employment and lack of access to a combination of leave time and access to appropriate place to express breast milk.

Our Program Goals

  • To educate families and encourage breastfeeding
  • To provide support for families that are attempting to breastfeed
  • To provide all families access to an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
  • To identify and assist mothers who are suffering with post-partum depression