AT MOSS STREET HEALTHCARE CENTRE
As parents, the health and well-being of our child is one of our greatest concerns. As our children grow, we strive to do everything we can to nurture their physical and emotional health in order for them to thrive in this world.
Our Well Child Program takes a wellness-based approach to your child’s health care. Dr. Shannon & Dr. Alexis are naturopathic doctors with a special interest in children’s health. We take a preventative approach, and guide you in supporting the health needs of your children through whole foods nutrition, natural medicine, conscious lifestyle and environmental decisions.
|Age||Topics that may be covered|
|Newborn||Post-partum recovery, breastfeeding, baby care, “seeding the microbiome”|
|6 Weeks||Mom & Babe wellness, breastfeeding, evaluation for common concerns|
|3 Months||Mom & Babe wellness, evaluation for common concerns, fever discussion|
|6 Months||Food Intro discussion, digestion, child safety, sleep|
|9 Months||Iron assessment, foods, digestion, immune health, sleep|
|12 Months||Child assessment, development, breastfeeding, “back to work?”, sleep|
|18 Months||Child assessment, growth and development, evaluation for common concerns|
|2-5 Years||Physical and emotional health, development, nutrition, immune, prevention|
|6-12 Years||Physical and emotional health, development, nutrition, immune, prevention|
|Teenage Years||Physical and emotional health – individualized approach|
|Teenage Girls||Understanding physical changes, menstrual cycle and supporting hormone balance|
*Please note that this is a general guideline. Naturopathic care is individualized to suit the needs of your child and family. Even if you are not taking part in our Well Child Program, you are still more than welcome to book in for specific concerns.
We have gentle and natural treatment options for common children’s health concerns such as:
We offer lab testing that can help to identify food sensitivities or environmental allergies that may be contributing to digestive symptoms, eczema, asthma, hayfever or other immune concerns.