Our Healthy Family Program at the Youth Clinic was designed to help families who may be experiencing Postpartum Depression and other Postpartum mood disorders such as anxiety. Our goal is to help you access support within the community (health care providers, mental health care providers, support groups, etc.), as well as to provide one-on-one support for you as you care for your new baby.
Healthy Measures Program makes sure that you and your newborn get off to a healthy start. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that all babies, whether bottle-fed or breastfed, be seen 1-2 days after being discharged from the hospital. At this appointment, our lactation consultants will also work with breastfeeding mothers to provide medical advice and answer any questions they may have about nursing.
Healthy Bodies for Life
Our Healthy Bodies for Life Program is here to support you and your family through the journey to healthy eating and living a healthy life. Eating is multi dimensional. Our Registered Dietitians will not only help you understand healthy eating practices, but also address how emotions can impact our food choices.
Healthy Transitions (Girls)
Healthy Transitions is a special class for girls ages 9-11 designed to teach them about the transition to becoming a young woman. The class is intended to have a parent or other guardian attend, as there are “talk sessions” throughout the class when the girls are encouraged to discuss things with them.
Healthy Steps (Boys)
Healthy Steps is a special class for boys ages 11-13 designed to teach them about the transition to becoming a young man. The class is intended to have a parent or other guardian attend, as there are “talk sessions” throughout the class when the boys are encouraged to discuss things with them.
Our Healthy Lungs Program was developed to bring asthma education to those with asthma. We are proud to offer customized asthma care and education for our patients through this program, providing families with children experiencing asthma with the right tools to be well-prepared for how to handle this chronic illness.
Our Healthy Travels Program provides comprehensive and individualized information regarding vaccinations, treating common travel illnesses, and health resources available when traveling abroad with your child.
Returning to Work and Breastfeeding
If you will be returning to work and are nursing your baby, then this is the right class for you! We want to provide mothers with the knowledge and tools to continue breastfeeding if they need to be away from their baby.
Feeding Your 6-12 Month Old
At about 6 months of age, your baby will be ready to start eating solid foods. This class will help you know what foods are best to introduce first, how to know when to move on to different types of foods, what foods to avoid, and how to help your child become an independent eater and share at the family table.
Baby Steps is here to support you through your child’s first year of life. This weekly group allows parents to connect informally with other parents and share their experiences. A pediatric nurse is available to answer questions and provide information on important topics such as development and play, babyproofing and safety, sleep, and more.