Category Archives: Wellness

Achoo!!! Family Flu Shots

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 … Continue reading

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Talking with Babies and Young Children

Find ways to stimulate language and talking with your baby and small child here

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Eating with Kids at Home

Want to start a dialog about eating a little better at home? Check out this video from DocMikeEvans here.

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How tall will your child be? How do you get them there?

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 … Continue reading

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Preschooler Portions: 2-3 years old

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 … Continue reading

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Toddler Portions: 1 to 2 Years Old

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 … Continue reading

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Baby Portions: 9 Months Old

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 … Continue reading

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Baby Portions: 6 Months Old

This photo shows an example of a meal for baby with a grain, a green vegetable (green beans), a yellow vegetable (squash), a fruit (applesauce), and a protein (strained meat).       Total Solids for 6 month old baby … Continue reading

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Have you read about RIE?

Did you catch the viral post about the mom who asked her baby if it was okay to pick him up? Read my interview about this and RIE published on the What To Expect website here.

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Top 10 Things that are Normal in Newborns #10

Baby legs are not straight because they’ve been curled up tight in the uterus. As your baby stands and jumps on his legs, he will strengthen muscles and straighten bones. Special shoes, bars, and casts are rarely needed. There are … Continue reading

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