You may have already met Teddy, the office dog, who started work in April after a mom asked if the puppy could sit with her child who was anxious about a vaccination. Since then Teddy has assisted with many immunizations. Teddy is up to date on all his vaccines and well care at his veterinarian’s office.
Be sure to say hi to Teddy when you’re here for well care or your flu shot.
You can watch the Teddy video here.
Our first shipments of flu vaccine for this year have arrived.
We are bringing back flu shots for kids and their adult family members here in our office this year. Every patient’s chart is screened before the flu shot is given to make sure all your child’s immunizations are up to date.
Call or message us through our Practice Fusion online portal to schedule. You can also email us at email@example.com and we’ll call you to schedule.
Find ways to stimulate language and talking with your baby and small child here
Here’s a podcast from RadioMD about summer travel with kids that I did last week.
Want to start a dialog about eating a little better at home? Check out this video from DocMikeEvans here.
Protein and nutrients are important for your child’s final height.
This study of over 4000 kids found that children who drank milk versus non-dairy drinks were shorter. The researchers projected that a child who drinks 3 cups (24 ounces or 750ml) of a non-milk drink (rice, almond, etc.) daily may be more than half an inch shorter than a milk drinker.
If your house needs help maximizing your child’s nutrition, we are here to help.
For more information check out our calcium challenge and Not Milk posts.
Total Solids for preschooler for 24 hours:
Dairy 2 cups (480 ml) as nonfat milk, yogurt, or cheese
Fruits 1 cup or ½ cup of dried fruit
Vegetables 1 cup raw or cooked or 2 cup leafy greens
Grains 3 ounces (90 grams). One serving is: 1 slice of bread, ½ cup of oatmeal or pasta or rice, or 1 cup dry cereal
Protein: 2 ounces as cooked meat, poultry, fish, beans, egg, or peanut butter.
Total amounts for 24 hours:
Whole or 2% Milk 16-20 ounces in a cup
Green vegetable ¼ cup (60 grams)
Yellow or orange vegetable ¼ cup (60 grams)
Fruit ½ cup (120 grams)
Protein (ground meat, egg, nut butter 2 ounces (60 grams)
Total Solids for 9 month old baby for 24 hours:
Grains (oat, barley, rice) 6-8 Tablespoons (90-120 grams)
Vegetables 8-10 Tablespoons (120-150 grams)
Fruits 4-6 Tablespoons (60-90 grams)
Protein: 1 Tablespoon (15 grams)
Includes strained meats, beans, egg and smooth nut butters.