The short answer is no, not yet. This now official California public health emergency is not yet affecting children. But we are at a stage where we might be able to prevent further spread of the disease. This article from a pediatric expert clearly outlines what monkey pox is and what the risk is:
This year's theme for World Breastfeeding Week is Step Up for Breastfeeding-Educate and Support. It is my pleasure to work here at East Bay Pediatrics educating and supporting families on their breastfeeding/chestfeeding journeys. Each family has their own unique goals and challenges. I believe in meeting the family's needs specifically for their personal situation. I value each family I see and believe kindness and compassion is a huge part of effective true healthcare. It is my honor to work with each infant and see them grow and thrive through the love of their family unit.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends breastfeeding/chestfeeding and human milk as the normal expectations for feeding and nutrition, supporting families in exclusive breastfeeding/chestfeeding for 6 months and continuing through 2 years and beyond as mutually desired by mom and baby/toddler. The benefits of breastfeeding/chestfeeding and providing any human milk last a lifetime for that infant. My role as the lactation consultant is to meet families in their specific needs and provide evidenced based research, education and support for any feeding plan while keeping the families’ wellness in mind with each assistance in decision making. I am proud of each one of the families I see no matter their feeding plan. The best gift is seeing the healthy happy babies as they grow! Feel free to send me a portal message or call with any questions or concerns. I am here to help and support you and your little ones!
Michaela Anthony, RN, IBCLC
The following links are great resources specific to breastfeeding/chestfeeding and human milk support :
East Bay Pediatrics has weekday and Saturday appointments for COVID vaccines, include children under 5 years of age. Sign up now! Remember that your child can be vaccinated at routine well visits already scheduled - siblings welcome.
On Monday July 4th, we will be closed in observance of the Holiday. If you have a medical concern and need to speak to someone, please call (925) 438-1100 and you will be connected to a UCSF after hours advice nurse or the on-call doctor. Have a fun and safe Holiday!
Learn how to get a COVID shot for your child here
East Bay Pediatrics will continue to open up more vaccine dates as we get more supply from the county. Remember that your child can get a COVID vaccine during any pre-scheduled visit. Please do not take an online spot if you already have an upcoming appointment!
If your child had a COVID illness, the general consensus from our doctors and the CDC is that you can wait at least 3 months to be vaccinated after getting the disease.
East Bay Pediatrics has received the Moderna COVID vaccine for children 6 months to 5 years old. Sign up starting Wednesday afternoon for the COVID shot clinic on Saturday, June 25. You will know that the sign up is live when the choice for "6 months to 5 year" is available on this link.
Patients who are already scheduled for an appointment may receive the vaccine during their appointment. Siblings can receive vaccines during those appointments as well (no sign up needed). Please make your provider aware that you want the vaccine during the visit.
This is a two dose series and the second dose should be 4-8 weeks after the first dose. We wil help you schedule your second dose.
Learn more here: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/17/well/children-under-five-covid-vaccine.html
Our office has holiday hours only on Jun 20, 2022 in celebration of our country's first official Juneteenth holiday.
Only the Orinda location will be open from 8:00am - 12:00pm for pre-scheduled appointments.
Learn more about how to celebrate Juneteenth here: Juneteenth 2022: How the Holiday Is Observed and 6 Ways You Can Celebrate It - CNET
The FDA has approved COVID vaccinations for children under 5 years of age under Emergency Use Authorization (EUA). The next step is for the CDC to approve the vaccines. Then the county will release vaccines to practices like ours and documentation codes will go live so that doses can be charted with the California Immunization Registry (CAIR). We are not allowed to schedule patients for this vaccine until all these steps have occurred. Once they have, our links for signing up for COVID vaccine will have a new choice for COVID vaccine for 6 months to 5 years old. If you sign up on our website BEFORE all of these steps happen, your appointment will be CANCELED. Please continue to be patient. It is very exciting to be able to vaccinate our younger children!
Millions of children have been diagnosed with COVID and tens of thousands have been hospitalized. Vaccines help protect your child from serious illness and hospitalization from COVID.
Use this link to schedule a booster shot for your 5-11 year old: https://www.solvhealth.com/book-online/0kVOxn
We are all still reeling from the number of mass shootings in recent weeks. Gun violence has worsened since the beginning of the pandemic and guns are now the number one cause of death for American children. Things you can do:
You can reach Senator Alex Padilla here and at (202) 224-3553, and Senator Dianne Feinstein here and at (202) 224-3841. You can find your state representatives here.
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