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April 15, 2019

Putting Our Heads Together

I’m sure you’ve heard this phrase before: let’s put our heads together. It’s a way of saying that when people work together, they make a better team than if they worked alone. It’s true in health care too. That’s why our integration with Spectrum Health is so mission-critical in providing excellent care to our friends and neighbors.

But today I want to share with you about a new partnership that is also proving this saying to be true...

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  • Welcome Baby Class
    Niles | May 01, 2019
  • Lose Weight … Find Health
    St. Joseph | May 01, 2019
  • Walking Groups
    Bridgman | May 02, 2019
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  • Good Grief
    Buchanan | May 02, 2019
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  • Pre-Diabetes Class
    Niles | May 02, 2019
  • Good Grief
    South Haven | May 03, 2019
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  • Bones in Balance
    St. Joseph | May 07, 2019
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  • Walking Groups
    South Haven | May 07, 2019
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  • Good Grief
    St. Joseph | May 07, 2019
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  • Language and Learning Begins at Birth

    by Katie Peden | Mar 28, 2019

    Even in today's fast-paced society, there are ways to stimulate the growth and development of your child in every day activities. Learn milestone markers for various life stages of your baby, with information provided by the BirthPlace at Lakeland. 

    Newborn_to-3mos_babyBirth to Three Months Old Characteristics: 

    • Maintains brief eye contact during feeds
    • Shows differing responses to caregiver's vocalizations
    • Crying diminishes with adult eye contact
    • Smiling purposefully in response to caregivers
    • Responds to adult interactions
    • Seeks to make eye contact with adults
    • Laughs at amusing activities
    • Shows interest in people, not objects
    • Cries to get attention
    • Quiets to familiar voices
    • Moves in response to a voice
    • Shows awareness of a speaker
    • Attends to other voices
    • Attends to a speaker's mouth
    • Discriminates between angry and friendly voices
    • Vocalizes to caregiver's smile and talk
    • Vocalizes two different sounds 
    • Coos 
    • Vocalizes sounds other than crying or cooing
    • Produces a hungry cry
    • Repeats a syllable while crying
    • Vocalizes to express pleasure 
    • Makes sounds in the back of the throat

    Everyone develops differently! If your child is not completing the items listed above, that's okay. We can provide ways in which you can help your child reach their maximum potential at various life stages.

    For more information, or if you have concerns about your child's development, please contact your pediatrician. Looking a pediatrician, fine one here.