Nutrition, Diet, and Growth

Ensuring that your children receive proper nutrition is a long and important journey. The quality of their diet has a direct impact on growth and development throughout their life. NxT Step Pediatrics in Frisco is here to provide you and your family with the resources and support you need as your child grows. We offer a range of services, including nutritional counseling and physicals, that can help you get a better understanding of your child's overall health. With NxT Step Pediatrics, you can be confident that your children are getting the best possible care. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you!

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The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that babies be exclusively breastfed for the first six months with continued breastfeeding along with appropriate foods for one year or longer. Breast milk contains all the nutrients infants need for proper development. After six months, you can start to introduce appropriate complimentary foods into their diet, but breast milk should still be their main source of nutrition.

If your baby is formula fed, the CDC recommends you choose a formula that contains Iron. It's important to understand no brand is best for all babies, and you should pick a brand that your baby can digest easily. We will work with you and help recommend a formula for your specific needs.



As your child grows, their nutritional needs will change. We can help you make sure they are thriving as they grow. Most children go through a lot of changes between the ages of 6 and 12. They might grow several inches taller and gain weight. Boys and girls might start to notice changes in their bodies as they begin to enter puberty. It's important for children to eat a healthy diet during this time so they can continue to grow and develop properly. Our team helps you understand what to expect with your child's growth, height, weight, and more during these years. By working together, we can help ensure that your child can grow up happy and healthy.



NxT Step Pediatrics is here to help as your child enters their teenage years and begins to experience all the changes that come with puberty and adolescence. Your teen may be experiencing big changes--both physically and emotionally. Some of these changes are closely influenced by what they're eating. We will discuss the importance of nutrition during this time of rapid change. We're here to help answer questions that you and your teen have. Our doctor is committed to providing a caring and comfortable environment so your teen can openly express their thoughts and concerns.

Trust Frisco's Award-winning Pediatrician 

We are proud to provide award-winning pediatric care that is focused on the individual needs of each child and family. Our team is passionate about helping children grow into healthy adults, and we are dedicated to providing personal attention and support. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Thank you for considering NxT Step Pediatrics as your partner in pediatric healthcare!

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