Well Child

1st Weeks at Home

Preventing Fatigue and Exhaustion: For many parents, the first weeks at home with a new baby are often challenging. You may feel overworked, maybe even overwhelmed. Inadequate sleep may leave you fatigued. Caring for a baby can be a lonely and stressful re...

2 Weeks at Home

Feeding: Your baby is growing! At this age, a baby only needs breast milk or infant formula. If infants are strictly breast-fed it is recommended to supplement with Vitamin D drops.  Please ask your provider for further information. Breast-fed babies ...

Well Check at 1 Month

Feeding At 1 month of age, your baby needs only breast milk or infant formula to grow healthy and strong. Breast-fed babies should usually feed about 10 minutes at each breast during each feeding. If you give your baby breast milk, it is a good idea...

Well Check at 2 Months

Feeding At this age, your baby needs only breast milk or infant formula to grow healthy and strong. At this age most babies take about 4 to 5 ounces of formula every 3 to 4 hours. If you give your baby breast milk, it is a good idea to sometimes...

Well Check at 4 Months

Feeding Your baby should still be taking breast milk or infant formula. Most babies now take about 6 to 7 ounces every 4 to 5 hours. You can start water at the age of 4 to 6 months but should limit it to a few ounces each day. If you give your baby...

Well Check at 6 Months

Feeding Your baby should continue to have breast milk or infant formula until he is 1 year old. Your baby may soon be ready for a cup although it will be messy at first. Try giving a cup sometimes to see if your baby likes it. Don't put your baby to...

Well Check at 9 Months

Feeding Your baby should continue to have breast milk or infant formula until 1 year of age. Babies at this age will eat 3 meals and 2 to 3 snacks each day. Encourage your child to drink milk and water from a cup now. This is a good time to begin weaning...

Well Child Care at 12 Months

Nutrition Table foods that are cut up into very small pieces are best now. Baby food is usually not needed at this age. It is important for your toddler to eat foods from many food groups (meats, fruits, vegetables, grains, and dairy products). Most...

Well Child Care at 15 Months

Nutrition Toddlers should eat small portions from all food groups: meats, fruits and vegetables, dairy products, and cereals and grains. Your child should be learning to feed himself. He will use his fingers and maybe start using a spoon. This will...

Well Child Care at 18 Months

Nutrition Family meals are important for your baby. Let him eat with you. This helps him learn that eating is a time to be together and talk with others. Don't make mealtime a battle. Let your baby feed himself. Your child should use a spoon and drink...

Well Child Care at 2 1/2 Years

Nutrition Family meals are important for your child. Letting your child eat with you makes her feel like part of the family. Let your child feed herself. It is good to let your child help choose what foods to eat. Be sure to give her only nutritious...

Well Child Care at 2 Years

Nutrition Family meals are important for your child. They teach your child that eating is a time to be together and talk with others. Letting your child eat with you makes her feel like part of the family. Let your child feed herself. Your toddler...

Well Child Care at 3 Years

Nutrition Mealtime should be a pleasant time for the family. Your child should be feeding himself completely on his own now. Buy and serve healthy foods and limit junk foods. Your child will still have a daily snack. Choose and eat healthy snacks such...

Well Child Care at 4 Years

Nutrition Your child should always be a part of the family at mealtime. This should be a pleasant time for the family to be together and share stories and experiences. Give small portions of food to your child. If he is still hungry, let him have seconds....

Well Child Care at 5 Years

Nutrition Your child may enjoy helping to choose and prepare the family meals with supervision. Children watch what their parents eat, so set a good example. This will help teach good food habits. Mealtime should be a pleasant time for the family....

Well Child Care at 6 Years

Nutrition Having many or most meals together as a family is desirable. Mealtime is a great time to allow the child to tell you of her day, interests, concerns, and worries. Encourage your child to talk and listen to others at the table. Balance good...

Well Child Care at 7 Years

Nutrition Having many or most meals together as a family is desirable. Mealtime is a great time to allow the child to tell you of her day, interests, concerns, and worries. Encourage your child to talk and listen to others at the table. Balance good...

Well Child Care at 8 Years

Nutrition With supervision, your child may enjoy helping to choose and prepare the family meals. This will help teach him good food habits. Mealtime should be a pleasant time for the family. Keep healthy snacks on hand. Choose meals that have foods...

Well Child Care at 9 Years

Nutrition Mealtime is an important experience for a 9 year old. Use this time to discuss the events of the day and how your child is feeling. Children watch what their parents eat, so set a good example. Choose meals that have foods from all food...

Your Child's Well Check at 10 Years

Nutrition It is important for children to eat appropriate numbers of calories. High fat foods, sweets, and large portion sizes should be consumed in moderation. Parents set a good example by choosing healthy foods and appropriate portion sizes. Eat...