Palouse Pediatrics has offices in both Pullman, Washington and Moscow Idaho

Health Care for Infants, Children and Adolescents

 

We understand that as a parent, your child is undoubtedly the most important part of your life. We also understand that your child’s medical care is of the greatest importance to you. We strive to maintain a high quality of service, and as a pediatric office, we hold ourselves to a different set of standards.

Our goal is not only to be available to meet the needs of your family, on your schedule, but to take a vested interest in both you and your child.

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When making appointments at our office, you are always free to choose which doctor you would like to see within the limits of the scheduling. Whenever one doctor is not in the office, another doctor will see all the patients who need to be seen.

Patients are seen by appointment only, however, if you have an emergency, please call and we will instruct you on how to proceed. We strive to see all children that need to be seen before we close each day.

 

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When I talk about starting solid foods with families in my office, I try to keep it pretty basic to avoid information overload. There are many philosophies and cultural preferences, and you can find awesome tips and tricks all over the place.
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But here is my short spiel...
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• Nothing but breastmilk or formula before 4 months.
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• 4-6 months you are looking for signs of readiness. Good head and trunk control, can sit up with a little assistance. Tongue thrust reflex heading out. Interest in what you are eating.
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• Start with 1 meal per day, then work up to 2-3 by 9 months.
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• You do NOT need to start with rice cereal. It’s only virtue is it is iron enriched. Other cereals and grains like barley and oats are perfectly fine too, with lower levels of arsenic. None of these have to be a first food at all.
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• Veggies, fruits, and all kinds of other colorful, flavorful, healthy foods can be first.
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• Off limits: Honey & choking hazards.
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• Start early with peanut product introduction. This decreases risk of future peanut allergy. Give 2 tsp at least 3x/week. Many ways this can be achieved!
.
• Add in some iron rich foods. Stores in baby’s body start to get low around this time and they benefit from some extra in their diet.
.
• Keep mealtimes fun and positive. Learn and follow baby’s cues. You are in charge of the offering, they dictate whether they eat it and how much. I love Ellyn Satter’s Division of Responsibility.
.
• Encourage family mealtimes
.
• Allow age and developmentally appropriate new textures and food “forms”. Baby Led Weaning type intro totally fine after 6 months and by 9 months babies SHOULD be eating some table foods that are not purées and in a form that they can self feed.
.
That’s not too complex, right? No matter how you do it, have some fun, don’t stress, remember it takes MANY introductions before baby will accept some foods.
.
And isn’t baby Addie cute inhaling her ripe avocado?!
...

When I talk about starting solid foods with families in my office, I try to keep it pretty basic to avoid information overload. There are many philosophies and cultural preferences, and you can find awesome tips and tricks all over the place.
.
But here is my short spiel...
.
• Nothing but breastmilk or formula before 4 months.
.
• 4-6 months you are looking for signs of readiness. Good head and trunk control, can sit up with a little assistance. Tongue thrust reflex heading out. Interest in what you are eating.
.
• Start with 1 meal per day, then work up to 2-3 by 9 months.
.
• You do NOT need to start with rice cereal. It’s only virtue is it is iron enriched. Other cereals and grains like barley and oats are perfectly fine too, with lower levels of arsenic. None of these have to be a first food at all. 
.
• Veggies, fruits, and all kinds of other colorful, flavorful, healthy foods can be first.
.
• Off limits: Honey & choking hazards.
.
• Start early with peanut product introduction. This decreases risk of future peanut allergy. Give 2 tsp at least 3x/week. Many ways this can be achieved!
.
• Add in some iron rich foods. Stores in baby’s body start to get low around this time and they benefit from some extra in their diet.
.
• Keep mealtimes fun and positive. Learn and follow baby’s cues. You are in charge of the offering, they dictate whether they eat it and how much. I love Ellyn Satter’s Division of Responsibility. 
.
• Encourage family mealtimes
.
• Allow age and developmentally appropriate new textures and food “forms”. Baby Led Weaning type intro totally fine after 6 months and by 9 months babies SHOULD be eating some table foods that are not purées and in a form that they can self feed.
.
That’s not too complex, right? No matter how you do it, have some fun, don’t stress, remember it takes MANY introductions before baby will accept some foods.
.
And isn’t baby Addie cute inhaling her ripe avocado?!

When you have a question, see your pediatrician! Google is a scary place. 😂 ...

When you have a question, see your pediatrician! Google is a scary place. 😂

 

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But I always do my “research” before going to the doctor anyways.

If I’m on the fence about whether something requires a call after hours. I check a reputable website before calling first!

So true!!!

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