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Tips for new dads

Posted by Linda Kortanek on Aug 27, 2015 3:30:00 PM

Do an online search for newborn advice and you’ll find a lot of articles that address the mom. Dad’s are important too! Northpoint Pediatrics, an Indianapolis group with offices in Indianapolis and Noblesville has three tips for new dads as they get to know and love their newborn baby.

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Tips for creating a baby registry

Posted by Linda Kortanek on Aug 20, 2015 3:30:00 PM

The baby shower. There may or may not be silly games but there will most certainly be fun, smiles and gifts! 

Have you thought about what you want and need for your new baby? Walking into the store or studying the pages of Amazon can be overwhelming for a first-time parent. You might be asking, “How can you possibly choose when there are so many choices?” Indianapolis pediatricians seeing patients at Northpoint Pediatrics have some advice as you prepare for the birth of your new baby.

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Capturing memories of your new baby

Posted by Linda Kortanek on Aug 13, 2015 3:30:00 PM

Few things in life are as precious as those first few days with your new baby. These hours are just as special with your first child as they are with your fourth. There’s nothing quite like getting to know this new member of your family.

These newborn days are also fleeting. It’s amazing how quickly our children go from being tiny little things to wide-eyed babies soaking in the world around them. One of our favorite things at Northpoint Pediatrics is meeting your new baby. It's always a special moment. Over the years we’ve seen some great ways of capturing the memories of a newborn baby and we’d love to share them with you.

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Tips for getting into a fitness routine

Posted by Linda Kortanek on Aug 6, 2015 3:30:00 PM

When you’re the parent of a newborn, toddler or preschooler, it can be hard to find time to exercise. Your schedule is no longer your own. But taking care of yourself is just as important as taking care of your child. When you exercise regularly you are

  • being an active healthy parent
  • increasing your energy levels

Whether you’re starting a new fitness routine or trying to get back on the exercise bandwagon, there are some great benefits to staying physically fit. So how do you get into a fitness routine when you have a baby to care for? Northpoint Pediatrics has some great tips for parents who are ready to get moving again.

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Katy Wolf, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant

Posted by Katy Wolf on Jul 6, 2015 9:30:00 AM

In addition to being board certified in Pediatrics, I am a board certified lactation consultant (IBCLC) and have extensive experience in lactation in both the hospital setting and outpatient areas.  I am also a Perinatal Educator and teach breastfeeding classes and newborn care to expectant families at local hospitals.

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