Tips for Moms

Breastfeeding promotes the health and wellness of your newborn. While it is both nutritional and rewarding, it can also be challenging.  For advice and support on treating common issues, please click here.

Approved OTC medications for nursing mothers.

Tips for Moms

Breastfeeding promotes the health and wellness of your newborn. While it is both nutritional and rewarding, it can also be challenging.  For advice and support on treating common issues, please click here.

Approved OTC medications for nursing mothers.

Immunization

Immunity!

Age Vaccine
2 months *Dtap, *Hib, *Polio, *Hep B, Prevnar13, 
Rotateq (recommended)
4 months *Dtap, *Hib, *Polio, *Hep B, Prevnar13, 
Rotateq (recommended)
6 months *Dtap, *Hib, *Polio, *Hep B, Prevnar13, 
Rotateq (recommended)
12 months MMR, 
Varicella (2 doses required before kindergarten)
15-18 months Dtap, Hib, Prevnar13
4-5 years Dtap, Polio, MMR(1 dose required) 
Varicella (2 doses required before kindergarten)
10 years Tdap, Meningococcal (Menveo or Menactra), HPV (recommended)
16-18 years Meningococcal  (Menveo or Menactra) (required for 12th grade if first dose was given at 16 years of age or before), Meningoccal B (Bexsero or Trumenba, recommended)

 
*The combination vaccines will depend on manufacture availability (Pediarix/Hib or Pentacel/Hep B)

For more information on these vaccines and the diseases they protect against, click here.

► Learn about ADULT IMMUNIZATIONS

FIVE IMPORTANT REASONS TO VACCINATE!!! 
Please be sure to contact your insurance company prior to receiving immunizations.  It is important to know whether or not they are a covered service on your policy.  When calling, use the Immunization Verification form as a guide to be sure the right questions are answered.  Present the completed form at check-in.

If your child receives immunizations at the Health Department, please bring their current shot record to each Well Baby visit. 

When scheduling immunizations, please allow a minimum of 8 weeks between shots.  If this requirement is not met, you will be asked to reschedule.

 Immunizations can sometimes cause reactions.  Please note the following symptoms as NORMAL reactions:
-Small red bump at the injection site 
-Low grade fever
-Irritability and fussiness

Tylenol can be given per weight for fever and discomfort (see Nurse's Notes for appropriate dosages as well as our Medication Tracking Log tool).  Call if the fever is over 101° or if symptoms last longer than 3 days.  Learn more at www.cdc.gov.

Immunization

Immunity!

Age Vaccine
2 months *Dtap, *Hib, *Polio, *Hep B, Prevnar13, 
Rotateq (recommended)
4 months *Dtap, *Hib, *Polio, *Hep B, Prevnar13, 
Rotateq (recommended)
6 months *Dtap, *Hib, *Polio, *Hep B, Prevnar13, 
Rotateq (recommended)
12 months MMR, 
Varicella (2 doses required before kindergarten)
15-18 months Dtap, Hib, Prevnar13
4-5 years Dtap, Polio, MMR(1 dose required) 
Varicella (2 doses required before kindergarten)
10 years Tdap, Meningococcal (Menveo or Menactra), HPV (recommended)
16-18 years Meningococcal  (Menveo or Menactra) (required for 12th grade if first dose was given at 16 years of age or before), Meningoccal B (Bexsero or Trumenba, recommended)

 
*The combination vaccines will depend on manufacture availability (Pediarix/Hib or Pentacel/Hep B)

For more information on these vaccines and the diseases they protect against, click here.

► Learn about ADULT IMMUNIZATIONS

FIVE IMPORTANT REASONS TO VACCINATE!!! 
Please be sure to contact your insurance company prior to receiving immunizations.  It is important to know whether or not they are a covered service on your policy.  When calling, use the Immunization Verification form as a guide to be sure the right questions are answered.  Present the completed form at check-in.

If your child receives immunizations at the Health Department, please bring their current shot record to each Well Baby visit. 

When scheduling immunizations, please allow a minimum of 8 weeks between shots.  If this requirement is not met, you will be asked to reschedule.

 Immunizations can sometimes cause reactions.  Please note the following symptoms as NORMAL reactions:
-Small red bump at the injection site 
-Low grade fever
-Irritability and fussiness

Tylenol can be given per weight for fever and discomfort (see Nurse's Notes for appropriate dosages as well as our Medication Tracking Log tool).  Call if the fever is over 101° or if symptoms last longer than 3 days.  Learn more at www.cdc.gov.

Growth Chart

Watch me Grow!

Well Baby Appointment Schedule
 

0-3 Months
-raises head and chest when on stomach
-stretches and kicks when on back
-opens and shuts hands, grasps and shakes toys
-begins to smile
-enjoys attention
-face and body expressions
-follows moving objects
-hand/eye coordination improves
-recognizes familiar people and objects

4-7 Months
-rolls both ways
-sits with and without support of hands
-supports whole weight on legs
-transfers objects from hand to hand
-enjoys social play
-interest in mirror images
-finds partially hidden objects
-struggles to get objects that are out of reach
-explores with hands and mouth

8-12 Months
-starts to crawl
-pulls up to a standing position
-walks while holding on to furniture
-shy or anxious with strangers, cries when parents leave
-prefers certain people and toys
-starts to finger feed him/herself
-looks at correct picture when image is named
-begins to use objects correctly

1-3 Years
-walks alone
-begins to run
-stands on tip toes
-aware of his/her separation from others
-enthusiastic about company and other children
-sorts by shape and color
-play make believe

3-5 Years
-climbs well
-walks up and down stair alternating feet
-pedals tricycle
-can take turns in games
-imitates adults and playmates
-matches objects
-completes 3-4 piece puzzles

These are general guidelines to observe as your baby grows.  It is important to remember that your child may or may not acheive every milestone in his/her age group, but that does not mean there is something wrong.  By being loving and supportive of your child, he or she will develop in their own time.  But, if you have concerns, never hesitate to call your doctor.

Source: healthlychildren.org, American Academy of Pediatrics

Growth Chart

Watch me Grow!

Well Baby Appointment Schedule
 

0-3 Months
-raises head and chest when on stomach
-stretches and kicks when on back
-opens and shuts hands, grasps and shakes toys
-begins to smile
-enjoys attention
-face and body expressions
-follows moving objects
-hand/eye coordination improves
-recognizes familiar people and objects

4-7 Months
-rolls both ways
-sits with and without support of hands
-supports whole weight on legs
-transfers objects from hand to hand
-enjoys social play
-interest in mirror images
-finds partially hidden objects
-struggles to get objects that are out of reach
-explores with hands and mouth

8-12 Months
-starts to crawl
-pulls up to a standing position
-walks while holding on to furniture
-shy or anxious with strangers, cries when parents leave
-prefers certain people and toys
-starts to finger feed him/herself
-looks at correct picture when image is named
-begins to use objects correctly

1-3 Years
-walks alone
-begins to run
-stands on tip toes
-aware of his/her separation from others
-enthusiastic about company and other children
-sorts by shape and color
-play make believe

3-5 Years
-climbs well
-walks up and down stair alternating feet
-pedals tricycle
-can take turns in games
-imitates adults and playmates
-matches objects
-completes 3-4 piece puzzles

These are general guidelines to observe as your baby grows.  It is important to remember that your child may or may not acheive every milestone in his/her age group, but that does not mean there is something wrong.  By being loving and supportive of your child, he or she will develop in their own time.  But, if you have concerns, never hesitate to call your doctor.

Source: healthlychildren.org, American Academy of Pediatrics

Nutrition

One of the most important things to remember when teaching your kids to eat healthy it to make healthy choices for yourself.  Try some of these tips to help make mealtime fun, nutritious, and stress free:

1. Let your kids see you enjoying fruits, veggies, and whole grains.

2. Eat a nutritious breakfast every day.  Children and adults who eat breakfast are less likely to be overweight.

3. Eat fruits and vegetables at every meal; aim for 5 fruits and veggies per day.  These foods provide essential vitamins and fiber to your child's diet.  Avoid canned fruits with added sugar or heavy syrup.

4. Try adding fruits and veggies to other foods to help meet the suggested daily servings.  For example, add fresh fruit to cereal or small bits of broccoli to mac and cheese.

5. Shop together and cook together.  It's fun and a great opportunity to teach.

6. Offer a variety of flavors, textures, and colors on you child's plate to keep the meal interesting.

7. When offering something new, keep the portion small and serve with more familiar foods.

8.  Don't introduce too many foods at once.  This way, your child is less likely to be overwhelmed and gives them time to adjust to new flavors and textures.   

9. Focus on quality, not quantity of food.  Trust your child's appetite and don't pressure them into finishing every bite.  Children are more likely to enjoy food when they feel like it is their choice to eat it.  You can also try offering you child choices such as "would you like an apple or a banana for a snack today?"

10.  Don't bribe or reward your child with the promise of cookies and ice cream.  This does not help your child like healthy food and does not teach them to make healthy choices in the future.

Nutrition

One of the most important things to remember when teaching your kids to eat healthy it to make healthy choices for yourself.  Try some of these tips to help make mealtime fun, nutritious, and stress free:

1. Let your kids see you enjoying fruits, veggies, and whole grains.

2. Eat a nutritious breakfast every day.  Children and adults who eat breakfast are less likely to be overweight.

3. Eat fruits and vegetables at every meal; aim for 5 fruits and veggies per day.  These foods provide essential vitamins and fiber to your child's diet.  Avoid canned fruits with added sugar or heavy syrup.

4. Try adding fruits and veggies to other foods to help meet the suggested daily servings.  For example, add fresh fruit to cereal or small bits of broccoli to mac and cheese.

5. Shop together and cook together.  It's fun and a great opportunity to teach.

6. Offer a variety of flavors, textures, and colors on you child's plate to keep the meal interesting.

7. When offering something new, keep the portion small and serve with more familiar foods.

8.  Don't introduce too many foods at once.  This way, your child is less likely to be overwhelmed and gives them time to adjust to new flavors and textures.   

9. Focus on quality, not quantity of food.  Trust your child's appetite and don't pressure them into finishing every bite.  Children are more likely to enjoy food when they feel like it is their choice to eat it.  You can also try offering you child choices such as "would you like an apple or a banana for a snack today?"

10.  Don't bribe or reward your child with the promise of cookies and ice cream.  This does not help your child like healthy food and does not teach them to make healthy choices in the future.

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