Important Links



Breastfeeding provides the perfect amount of nutrients and anti-infective properties for a baby’s exact needs. At Lakeland Regional Health, pediatrician Dr. Nicole Hinds serves as a breastfeeding specialist and offers lactation consultations and provides support to new mothers. To learn more about Dr. Hinds, please click here, or you can schedule an appointment by calling 863.284.5000

To learn more about breastfeeding, check out the site below or click here to sign up for classes at LRH.

La Leche League



If bullying is a concern for you or your child, the following information may be helpful.


Car Seat Safety and Resources

Automobile accidents are the biggest danger to your child’s life and health. Your child will be much safer in the back seat in a car seat and may even behave better, so you can pay attention to your driving. Make certain that your child’s car seat is installed properly, and use it every time your child is in the car.

Ultimate Car Seat Guide at

Parents Central (NHTSA)


Child Safety

Children learn fast and as they grow their abilities change and improve and then before you know it, they can do things and access areas you wouldn’t expect. We recognize that keeping your child safe is a high priority. Your pediatric team is a great resource about child safety, and the following websites also provide helpful information.

Internet Safety at 

Child Safety (CDC)

Poison Control



The following websites are excellent sources of information about children’s health.

American Academy of Pediatrics

Centers for Disease Control en Español


Nutrition and Exercise

Parents often wonder if their children are getting enough nutrients from their diet and whether or not they get enough exercise. Check out these sites for some helpful tips.

Exercise for Children at

How Much Physical Activity Do Children Need (CDC)

Growth and Development

Children develop at different rates and sometimes your child may be ahead of or lag behind the growth and development milestones. Well visits are the best way to monitor how well your child is growing and developing. Information about growth and development milestones is provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at the link below.

Learn the Signs. Act Early. (CDC)


Toilet Training

Children are probably ready for toilet training when they can walk to the potty, undress themselves and pull up their pants. Some children learn to control their bladders first; others will start with bowel control. Your pediatric team is a great resource if you have questions. For other helpful information, click below.

Toilet Training at


Dental Care

The American Academy of Pediatrics now recognizes dental cavities as the top chronic disease affecting young children and recommends early dental care and treatments now recommended every 3-6 months beginning around 6 months of age (with the first tooth eruption) through 5 years of age.

Oral Health at


Medicaid Resources

Questions about Medicaid? Visit Florida Medicaid for helpful information.

Florida Medicaid


School Difficulties

School success and home life are both important for the maintenance of a child’s self-esteem. If your child is having difficulty in school, take the steps to be pro-active by working with your child’s teacher or other members of the school team. Solving problems early will help with your child’s success in school. The following website provides expert advice and tips for helping children with school difficulties.

Dealing with Problems in School (


Substance Abuse

If you have a concern about your child and substance abuse, the following websites provide expert information and resources to help you.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Drugs and Alcohol – Nemours