Welcome to the Health Care Providers page

In this section of our website you will find up-to-date information on health care issues related to Down syndrome. We trust you will find this information useful. We encourage you to contact us for questions or suggestions at (518) 438-1113 or e-mail at info@dsahrc.org.

Our services at the Down Syndrome Aim High Resource Center are devoted to helping individuals with Down syndrome get access to appropriate health care, from birth to adulthood, so that they can reach their fullest potential.

Down Syndrome Health Care Guidelines: Ages 1 -5 Years

(Based on “Health Supervision for Children with Down Syndrome” as published in Pediatrics August 2011) Ages 1 – 5 Years

Growth Charts for Boys 0-3 Yr Weight

Down Syndrome Health Care Guidelines: Ages 5 -13 Years

(Based on “Health Supervision for Children with Down Syndrome” as published in Pediatrics August 2011) Ages 5 – 13 Years

Growth Charts for Boys 0-3 Yr Height

La Leche FAQ: Breastfeeding

Our FAQs present information from La Leche League International on topics of interest to parents of breastfed children.  Not all of the information may be pertinent to your family’s lifestyle.  This information is general in nature and not intended to be advice, medical or otherwise.  If you have a serious breastfeeding problem or concern, you are strongly encouraged to talk directly to a La Leche League Leader.  Please consult health care professionals on any medical issue, as La Leche League Leaders are not medical practitioners.
 

Is it possible to breastfeed my baby who was born with Down syndrome?
How wonderful that you want to give your baby the precious gift of breast milk!  Babies with Down syndrome experience special benefits from breastfeeding beyond the myriad of advantages to healthy newborns:

Growth Charts for Boys 0-3 Yr, Head Circumference

Breastfeeding

Babies with special needs are often bombarded with a variety of health problems early on. Those babies who have Down syndrome often face respiratory tract infections and bowel problems. They can benefit from the gentle protection human milk provides. Breastfeeding also helps establish a bond in the midst of the strong emotions and high stress surrounding the birth of a child who has special needs.

Growth Charts for Girls 0-3 Yr Weight

Down Syndrome Neonatal Health Care Guidelines

(Based on “Health Supervision for Children with Down Syndrome” as published in Pediatrics August 2011)

Growth Charts for Girls 0-3 Yr Height

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