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Newborn Care & Comfort

A 90 minutes class highly recommended for parents with infants 0-4 weeks old. Our Registered Nurse will provide you with advice on newborn care, address your concerns, as well as demonstrate some of the following topics:

  • Breastfeeding/ supplementing
  • Cradle cap
  • Baby acne
  • Bathing and nail care
  • Sleeping and swaddling
  • and much more.

Upcoming Classes: 

January 23, 2019- Register Now!

Class starts at 12:00 pm! You’re welcome to stay and hang out for our Newborn Feeding Support Group at 1:00pm as well!

February 13, 2019- Register Now!

Class starts at 12:00 pm! You’re welcome to stay and hang out for our Newborn Feeding Support Group at 1:00pm as well!

INFANT 9-1-1

An infant first-aid and CPR seminar. This class is immediately following selected Newborn Care & Comfort seminars.

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Baby Feeding Support Group for Mom’s

Bring your 0-6 month old and join Maureen Mills, RN, IBCLC our Lactation Consultant for a walk-in session on feeding and infant care. Here you will get an opportunity to get FREE assistance with your feeding needs and meet other moms who may be experiencing similar challenges.
No need to sign up, just walk right in and join us in the Potomac Pediatrics conference room, Suite 220 on the second floor.

Groups meet on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at 1:00 PM.

Upcoming Group Sessions:

January 23, 2019

February 13, 2019, and February 27, 2019

Girlology PUBERTY: Something NEW about YOU

For GIRLS ages 8-11 years & a parent* (or parent substitute)

The program will discuss:

  • Growth & Development
  • Bras & Bra Shopping
  • Hygiene & Hair Management
  • Health & Nutrition
  • Anatomy
  • Menstruation & Menstrual Hygiene
  • Feminine Care Products
  • Moods & Emotions
  • Curiosity & Internet Safety

Upcoming Seminars:
January 28, 2019

Our January 28th session is currently full. Please email to get on the waitlist. Families on our waitlist get priority registration for the next event. Stay tuned for future dates! Please note this waitlist is maintained by Girlology not Potomac Pediatrics.

Help! My Pre-teen Wants to be a Teenager

Parenting a pre-teen can bring on many challenges, especially when they “feel” like they are already a teenager! Their desire to grow up can leave even the most experienced parents wondering what to do. If you are finding yourself in this situation this is the right class for you. Let us guide you through the tween milestone and answer your most challenging questions.

In this session Vicki Klein, LCSW-C will prepare you for:

    • What to expect developmentally during this time
    • Parenting tips to get you through these tricky and sensitive years
  • How to navigate technology/social media with your tween/early teen

Upcoming Seminars:

Future dates coming soon…

The Art of Teen Talk

Parenting teenagers can often feel like you are navigating a minefield. Even the most competent parents come against new challenges during this stage of development. In this session, Amy Gates will help parents problem solve their specific challenges and offer new ideas for relating to their teens.

Ideal Age: Parents of children 12-18 yrs

Upcoming Seminars:

February 9, 2019

Game Day! Don’t Let Sports Anxiety Win

While some anxiety is helpful and prepares your child’s body for competition, intense feelings of nervousness, anxiety or fear before or during a game can hinder your child’s athletic performance as well as make the game less enjoyable. Athletes are required to perform coordinated movements, be alert, and be fast to react. However, it becomes difficult when their body is in a tense state. It’s important for athletes to learn a variety of strategies that will help get their anxiety under control and reduce game day nerves. I look forward to introducing & modeling a variety of strategies your child can choose from on game day.

Future dates coming soon…

Teen Depression & Suicide Prevention

While occasional mood swings and acting out is expected during the teenage years, depression is a serious health problem that can cause an intense sense of anger, sadness, despair or lead to something more serious such as suicide.

Unfortunately, the majority of the time, teens need YOU to recognize their suffering in order to get the help they need. This may be hard for you to recognize because depression does not look the same as adults’ depression symptoms. Parents, please join Dena Alalfey, local psychotherapist & former educator and coach to learn more.

Future dates coming soon…

Peanut Butter Party 

Are you having a stressful time with the thought of or actually introducing potentially allergenic foods to your baby? Rather than sitting in our parking lot and hoping for the best, we invite you to join us for our allergen food introduction session. Just bring your baby, and feeding supplies with you and we will be on hand for guidance and medical support in the unlikely event that medical intervention is required.

While the name of the seminar implies it is solely for the introduction of peanuts, parents are welcome to introduce any of the major allergens they may be anxious about.  Here are some ideas of what you could bring with you to introduce:

Potential Allergen: Food

  • Egg: Hardboiled egg, scrambled egg
  • Milk: Pudding, dry milk powder mixed with a food of choice, yogurt
  • Wheat: Toast strip, small bits of cooked pasta
  • Soy: Tofu, edamame cooked soft and mashed, soy flour mixed into a food of choice
  • Peanut: Peanut powder mixed into a food of choice, thin layer peanut butter on toast, peanut butter diluted with water until thin (1:1 ratio)
  • Tree Nut: Almond / Cashew butter diluted with water until thin (1:1 ratio), thin  layer almond/cashew butter on toast

Please remember:  only one allergen is to be introduced at this workshop and your child should be eating a couple of other solid foods first.

This session will be lead by our very own Pediatric Nutritionist, Jane Henley, and one of our highly experienced triage and clinical team members; Nurse Nicole, who just so happens to also be a mother of a child with food allergies.

Upcoming Seminars:

 February 27, 2019- 5:00 PM

The Secret to Pill Swallowing 

Presented by Hallie Bulkin, MA, CCC-SLP founder of Little Sprout Speech.  In this session, you will discover her secret 3-step strategy to easily swallowing pills. You will leave with not only her 3-step strategy but other helpful tips and tricks that will help make your medication administration challenges easier to overcome. This is a hands-on workshop where you will practice pill swallowing techniques that you will be teaching your child at home. When you leave this workshop you will feel confident in your ability to help your child successfully transition from liquids to pills without all the frustration and wasted medication

Upcoming Seminars:

Future dates coming soon…

Message to our Patients:

We strive to keep things fresh, interesting, and informative. We are frequently collaborating with specialists in our community to bring you valuable resources, seminars, and classes that are inclusive to your Annual Non-Covered Services Fee. Due to space we must limit the number of attendees per class and will continue working to open up more dates for our most popular sessions. We ask that if you register for a class, please attend or cancel your reservation within 24 hours of the event so another parent on our wait list may take your place. Due to the high number of no-shows at these FREE events effective immediately a no-show fee will be charged to your credit card on file.  The following charges will apply:

Classes led by:

  • Potomac Pediatrics Nutritionist:  No-Show Fee: $25
  • Ancillary Classes & Seminars Led by Potomac Pediatrics Staff: $15
  • Ancillary Classes & Seminars Led by Community Specialists: $25

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