Congratulations on the addition to your family! Whether you are an experienced parent, first time parent, adoptive parent or legal guardian; we are here to support your feeding journey.
The first year of life is a wonderful time and feeding your baby throughout the first year can be both beautiful and (at times) difficult.
At Parsi Pediatrics we will fully support your preferred feeding method (breastmilk, formula, or a mixture of both). Although we encourage breast-feeding when possible due to the many benefits for both baby & mother; we know that there are many factors which contribute to a mother’s decision with regards to feeding her baby.
For the first 6 months of life, your baby will only need breast-milk or formula. All of the wonderful nutrients and hydration baby needs will be provided through the milk.
After 6 months ( or slightly earlier, depending on your baby’s development) you will start to introduce foods. This is such a fun time! Your Pediatrician will happily answer any questions you may have about starting solids and help guide you to several good resources for more information.
If more breastfeeding support is needed or desired, we will also help you find a certified lactation consultant. This is often done at the hospital where you delivered but some services can even be provided in your home. There is also a wonderful, free resource available called Baby Cafe. You can call for a free lactation appointment at this number: (210) 207-7138. This is a clean, private space with certified lactation consultants available for breastfeeding help, regardless of insurance status.