Baby’s First Year is a program setup to answer many health related questions that arise during an infant’s first year. The program tracks your infant’s growth and development for the first year.
Visits are scheduled starting at 6-8 weeks old, every 2-4 months to address issues such as:
- breast feeding (support with milk supply, latch, schedules)
- sleep issues
- treating illnesses such as colds, diarrhea, ear infections
- food introduction schedule and timing
- prevention of allergies
- optimal growth and development
A baby’s first year is a critical stage of development. This program was designed to support you as a parent to make the best, most informed decisions for your child.
There is no way to prepare for the impact of a new baby in your life. Sleeplessness alone may rock your emotional equilibrium. Keep in mind that what you are feeling has validity. Seemingly conflicting feelings such as deep love and loss co-exist. First time mothers (and even those with more experience) often want to do everything right. It’s painful to realize this isn’t possible. Psychotherapy can be one avenue of support where you can find self-acceptance and compassion.
If you experience loss of appetite, insomnia, intense anger, severe mood swings, feelings of shame, guilt and inadequacy you may be having signs of postpartum depression. Please reach out.
Nursing infants are welcome in psychotherapy sessions, although you may benefit and appreciate having the time to focus on you.