As part of the APND many of our members have a special interest, experience and additional training in pediatrics.
APND members can help with pediatric concerns beginning from infancy. As your baby grows, Perinatal ND’s can provide well-child check-ups and information regarding vaccinations, well baby care and food introduction.
Perinatal Naturopathic Doctors utilize safe, gentle, and effective naturopathic therapies which are ideal for newborns and infants. Homeopathy is taken in minute doses and is easy to administer to the baby or via the mom’s breastmilk. Herbs can be put into food, applied topically or through bathing.
Perinatal Naturopathic Doctors are primary care professionals who can safely and effectively deal with childhood complaints including, but not limited to:
• feeding issues
• cradle cap
• food sensitivities
• colds & flus
• ear infections
• sleep difficulties
Other common childhood concerns to consider seeing a Perinatal Naturopathic Doctor about include childhood nutrition, attention problems, developmental delays, and autism spectrum disorders.
Additionally, ND's can assist in health promotion and illness prevention for infants and older children through clinical nutrition and lifestyle counselling for the entire family.