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Baby Steps in the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at Boston Medical Center provides developmental evaluations and nutritional assessments of former premature infants or term infants with complicated newborn courses.
Baby Steps is a multidisciplinary clinic staffed by a developmental and behavioral pediatrician, occupational therapists and two dietitians. In addition, we have a family outreach advocate who links families to community-based services and resources.
Clinical Assessment and Ongoing Clinical Care
Evaluations and recommendations for appropriate developmental services (i.e. Early Intervention), nutritional recommendations and medical management are provided. For babies who are struggling with diet and/or adequate weight gain, our dietitian makes home visits to observe a child during a feed, provide feeding plans and offer additional recommendations. Our clinic can also schedule a feeding assessment for babies with particular feeding difficulties.
After the initial evaluation, ongoing follow-up is scheduled as needed, based on the needs of the child and family.
Clinic Phone: 617.414.4841, Press Option 1, then 2.
Department of Pediatrics Baby Steps
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA
Child Behavior and Development, Primary Care Pediatrics, Newborn care
Katherine Truscott, RD
Celina Chan, RD
Lynda Caggiano, OTR/L
Lori Kyser, M.OTR/L
Adrienne Nunley Stephens
Family Outreach Advocate
Refer a Patient
We are committed to providing a high level of assistance to our physician colleagues within BMC and outside of the BMC system, as well. Whether for diagnostics, treatment, a single consultation, second opinion or ongoing follow up, our physicians will keep the consulting physician fully informed of the patient's treatment plan and coordinate long term management.
Admit/Transfer a Patient
To transfer or admit a patient, please call our One-Call patient admitting service, accessible 24/7. Pager number: 617.638.5795, #1111.