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How to choose a breast pump

Posted on October 8, 2015 at 4:53 PM

Using a breast pump is an excellent way to allow your child to continue benefiting from your breast milk if you return to work or simply go out for a while. A breast pump can also give mom a break from some feedings and give dad a chance to bond with the baby. There are a lot of different pumps available, which one is right for you? Our lactation specialists have some tips to consider when you’re looking for a breast pump.

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Make an appointment or call the nurse? Guidelines to help your little ones when they're sick.

Posted on September 25, 2015 at 9:25 AM

So your child is sick - do you come to the walk-in clinic, make an appointment, or call the triage nurse for advice on how you can help your child at home?

There are recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics that help parents know when a well visit or annual check-up is due. Sick visits? They can be a grey area. How sick is sick enough to warrant a doctor visit? When is an illness minor enough that it can be treated at home with a little T.L.C. and patience?

Here are some some basic guidelines on what to do - and when to  do it.

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Using the latest vision screening technology

Posted on September 21, 2015 at 7:35 AM

Vision problems can happen at any age but they can be harder to detect in infants and young children. Eye examinations and vision screening are important tools but when it comes to our youngest patients, they often aren’t effective enough. This is why the pediatricians at Northpoint Pediatrics in Indianapolis and Noblesville have started offering the Spot Vision Screener - a revolutionary tool that can detect vision problems in children as young as six months.

Spot Vision Screener - Detect vision problems in children

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Healthy snacks for toddlers

Posted on September 10, 2015 at 8:30 AM

Toddlers are busy little people! Always on the move - climbing, running, exploring - they are just learning how to do so many things and often they don’t want to sit still to eat. If you’ve ever dealt with a hungry and consequently cranky toddler, you know it’s important to make time for healthy snacks! Looking for some healthy snacking guidelines?  Northpoint Pediatrics located in Indianapolis and Noblesville has some great tips for you.

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