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By Champions Pediatric Associates
February 03, 2015
Category: Pediatrics
Tags: New Born Care  

Whether you're a brand new parent or you're going through the process of bringing another beautiful bundle of joy into your home, it's important that you're educated on the proper care of new born babies. Learn the basics of baby care from the qualified pediatricians at Champions Pediatric Associates in Spring, Texas.

The Newborn Is Here!
Having a new born baby in your home can be both exciting and nerve-wracking. You may feel as if you have to watch his or her Childrenevery move. Well, it is important that you keep a close eye on the child to ensure his or her healthy development—even if it’s just days or weeks after leaving the hospital. 

Caring for Your New Born
There are a number of daily duties that you’ll have to get used to as the proud parent of a newborn, but there are a few that are imperative to the proper growth and development of your young baby. These are:

Feeding. It is highly recommended that you feed new born babies breast milk during the first six months of their life with store-bought formula as a second runner up. The nutrients in breast milk are designed by Mother Nature to give your baby exactly what his or her little body needs. It is common for a baby to demand food every two or three hours.
Diaper changings. Bowel movements will be frequent in the first month or so after birth, then become more management. It’s important to keep the baby clean and dry to avoid diaper rash and also to monitor the color of the stool and let your Spring TX pediatrician know ASAP if anything looks strange.
Sleep patterns. New born babies sleep twice as long as adult humans—up to 17 hours per day—but sporadically. It’s important that you lay the baby on his back to avoid problems. Report any sleeping problems to your Spring pediatrician immediately.

Pediatric Care
In addition to caring for your baby at home, it's important that you keep up with early appointments with your Spring pediatrician. It’s recommended that new born babies see a doctor within a few days after leaving the hospital delivery room. After that, keep up with well-visits throughout the initial two years: one, two, four, six, nine, 18 and 24 months.

Your Baby's First Doctor
Make it a priority to see your baby's new doctor soon after the birth for his or her first appointment. The pediatricians at Champions Pediatric Associates in Spring, TX are passionate about caring for new born babies to ensure their ongoing health and wellness.

December 19, 2014
Category: Pediatrics
Tags: Medicaid  

Find out more about Medicaid in Spring, TX and whether you qualify.

We always hope our children stay healthy. However, does your child have healthcare coverage to protect against those times when he does become ill? If health care is too expensive, you still have options. Your Spring, TX pediatrician is here to tell you everything you need to know about Texas’s Medicaid program:

Q. What does Medicaid in Texas cover?

Medicaid can cover your child’s medical bills including doctors, hospitals and medications. The Medicaid services you receive will depend on where you live in Texas and if your child has any medical conditions.

Q. Does Medicaid offer different medical plans?

Yes. STAR is one of the Medicaid programs from which most children in Texas get coverage. Once your child is approved for Medicaid, you can chose from different plans and pick the plan that is right for your child. Then you need to choose your child’s primary care provider, who will become your child’s main pediatrician.

Q. How does Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) decide if my child gets Medicaid?

HHSC looks at several things to determine if your child can qualify for Medicaid. They examine the amount of money you make, how many people are in your household, what you own and the bills you pay. Your child’s age is also a determining factor. Younger children with a higher income level are more likely than older children to get Medicaid. If a child is not able to get Medicaid, then they will find out whether the child is then eligible for CHIP.

To find out more about Texas Medicaid program, check out their website. To find out whether you should apply for Medicaid, take the online questionnaire now. And, as always, if you need to schedule an appointment with one of our pediatricians in Spring, TX, call us today.

Flu ShotSPRING, TX—The CDC recommends that everyone including children receive annual influenza vaccinations to fully protect themselves from the flu; however, while this health organization advises that children from six months to 18 years old receive an annual flu shot, only about 40 percent of children received vaccinations in 2012-2013. About 90 percent of the pediatric influenza cases reported that year occurred in children who had not received the vaccination, and about 107 pediatric flu deaths occurred during last year’s flu season. Spring, TX-area pediatric medical center, Champions Pediatric Associates, is trying to raise awareness about the importance of having child vaccinated this flu season.
 
Champions Pediatric Associates follows the CDC’s guidelines and believes that children should be vaccinated against the flu each year. Children under the age of nine who have never had a flu shot before will typically receive two doses. These doses will be given four weeks apart; therefore, Champion Pediatric Associates encourages parents to plan ahead to ensure that their child is protected before the flu season begins.
 
For children over the age of nine who have already received a flu shot, one dose will be enough to protect them against the virus. However, parents must still plan accordingly, since it takes about two weeks for the vaccination to fully protect a child against the virus. This means scheduling your child’s next vaccination appointment as soon as possible.
 
Champions Pediatric Associates also advises parents and those working around children to get yearly flu shots to protect themselves, their families and others from this potentially fatal virus. This pediatric medical facility is now offering flu shots at both their Spring and Tomball locations, which are open from 8:30am-5pm Monday through Friday. Call (281) 370-1122 to schedule your child’s annual flu shot, or schedule an appointment online.
 

Call Champions Pediatric Associates Today!

About Champions Pediatric Associates: Champions Pediatric Associates provides quality health care to children from birth to 19-years-old who are living in the Spring and Tomball areas. The practice is run by Drs. Sham Nandwani, Lisa Lau and Sadiya Jamal. This pediatric team offers knowledgeable, caring treatment with vast expertise and a passion for continuing education. Dr. Nandwani has been a practicing pediatrician for over 20 years, Dr. Lau has earned Fellow status with the American Academy of Pediatrics and Dr. Jamal offers her medical services to mission trips abroad.
 
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