BABY CLINIC

M-KEM’s Baby Clinic on the ground floor of M-KEM next to the dispensary.  Our specialist Baby clinic profesional nurses are qualified to assess your baby’s weight and milestones.  They can assist you with effective breast feeding techniques, the introduction to solids and of course baby vaccinations.

VACCINATIONS

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WEIGHING

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MILESTONES

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BREAST FEEDING

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OPERATING HOURS

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Vaccinations

Our nursing sisters are qualified to administer all baby vaccinations both state and private optional. Babies and children need to be vaccinated at set intervals from birth to 12 years of age. Our service also includes deworming and Vit A supplementation from 6 months for every 6 months up to 5 years. *Private baby vaccines needs a script from their Doctor.

Operating Hours

M-KEM’s Baby Clinic is open Monday to Sunday 8am to 6pm with no appointments necessary BESIDES 6 and 12 month injections which require an appointment. After-hour fees do apply in the baby clinic, Saturdays after 1pm, Sundays and Public Holidays.

Milestones

The most important reason for monitoring each child’s development is to determine whether a child’s development is on track. Looking for developmental milestones is important to understanding each child’s development and behavior.

Weighing

It is important to  closely monitor weight as the baby is in their early stages. Some of the issues related to low birth weight include low oxygen levels, greater risk for infection, difficulty breathing, body temperature variations, and difficulty feeding and/or gaining weight.

Breast Feeding

Breastfeeding is good for both infants and mothers. Breast milk is the best source of nutrition for most infants. As an infant grows, breast milk changes to meet the infant’s nutritional needs. Breastfeeding can also help protect the infant and mother against certain illnesses and diseases.

Introduction to Solids

Your child can begin eating solid foods at about 6 months old. By the time he or she is 7 or 8 months old, your child can eat a variety of foods from different food groups.