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Infant Health 

At Juniper Family Health, our naturopathic doctors offer developmental milestone checks and acute visits for infants 0-2 years. Developmental milestone checks (or well-baby visits) include thorough physical exams, developmental anticipatory guidance, nutritional guidance, and an opportunity to discuss any health concerns parents may have. If health concerns do arise, our naturopaths use a wide variety of safe and effective natural therapies, and will prescribe conventional medications when required.

Developmental checks are scheduled at key developmental milestones in your baby's life: 1 week, 2 weeks, 1 month, 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, 9 months, 1 year, 15 months, 18 months, and 2 years. Acute visits are also welcome at any time between the standard developmental checks.

What Can I Expect During a Well-Baby Visit with a Naturopathic Doctor?

  • Full physical exam (e.g. lungs, heart, abdomen, ears, etc.)
  • Height, weight, and head circumference check for growth charts
  • Developmental milestone check (e.g. gross and fine motor, speech)
  • Age-appropriate nutritional guidance
  • Developmental anticipatory guidance
  • Question & answer period
  • Comprehensive natural treatment plans when needed

Common Health Concerns Addressed by Naturopathic Doctors:

  • Breast feeding issues
  • Postpartum depression or anxiety
  • Fever management
  • Cold & flu management
  • Vaccination education
  • Nutritional supplementation
  • Teething support
  • Ear infections
  • Baby acne
  • Eczema
  • Food sensitivities, intolerances & allergies
  • Colic
  • Constipation/diarrhea
  • Diaper rashes
  • Reflux