A key focus of our mission at Frederick County Pediatrics is to help parents as they navigate the newborn and early infancy stages. Our goal is to support moms and dads in providing their babies with the best nutrition possible. We have a dedicated newborn room in our office for comfort and privacy.
We strive to provide not only expert lactation counseling based on the most current evidence but also a calming and nurturing environment in which all parents can feel safe and respected.
As part of our mission to offer the best quality newborn care, we are proud to offer outstanding lactation support. We have lactation counselors and a dedicated lactation room to assist nursing moms in getting started. This support works cohesively with our medical care, optimizing patient care, and time. We can offer recommended referrals to local lactation specialists that provide home visits for those who need further support.
For families wanting or needing more advanced support, we can recommend referrals to local lactation specialists who can provide in-home services.
Effective April 1, 2020, we are requiring all new expecting parents to participate in an orientation with us before joining our practice.
We also encourage families as they experience the trials and tribulations of parenthood by offering parent support groups run by our staff
on a regular basis to answer common problems and concerns.
Many new parents have questions about vaccines. Please be aware that we support and view childhood vaccines as a cornerstone of preventative, comprehensive care, and encourage you to review our vaccine policy statement and view the CDC’s recommended vaccine schedule. We want our kids to be born healthy and stay healthy!
Our practice participates with most insurance plans including several state Medicaid insurances. Please contact our office to make sure about proper enrollment and participation with us.
For further education and information, we encourage the American Academy of Pediatrics parent website: www.HealthyChildren.org. Their Ages & Stages section is dedicated to prenatal and baby care topics. The AAP’s Your Baby’s First Year is a great reference book to have on hand too.
Good luck with your arrival! We hope we can be an instrumental part of your newborn experience and that you will become a new member of our FredCo family!