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Pediatric Medicine

Pediatric medicine provides expert care for common problems to the most complex situations from birth through the teen years.

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Prenatal & Parenting
Fairmont, MN

This group, held on Wednesdays, is for new mothers and mothers-to-be interested in breastfeeding. Baby Cafe is a national network of breastfeeding drop-ins, combining breastfeeding information in a relaxed, informal environment where mothers can chat and learn about breastfeeding from skilled practitioners and each other. Registration is required and class size is limited.

Class Cancellations

If a class is canceled, Mayo Clinic Health System will make every attempt to reach you by phone or email. Mayo Clinic Health System reserves the right to cancel any class that does not meet minimum size requirements. If local schools are cancelled, so are prenatal education offerings. Alternative classes will be offered whenever possible. Call 507-594-4607 for cancellation or postponement information.

Prenatal & Parenting
Mankato, MN

This group, held on Thursdays, is for new mothers and mothers-to-be interested in breastfeeding. Baby Cafe is a national network of breastfeeding drop-ins, combining breastfeeding information in a relaxed, informal environment where mothers can chat and learn about breastfeeding from skilled practitioners and each other. Registration is required and class size is limited.

Class Cancellations

If a class is canceled, Mayo Clinic Health System will make every attempt to reach you by phone or email. Mayo Clinic Health System reserves the right to cancel any class that does not meet minimum size requirements. If local schools are cancelled, so are prenatal education offerings. Alternative classes will be offered whenever possible. Call 507-594-4607 for cancellation or postponement information.

In The News

Purple hats for a cause: Hats for newborns raise awareness of shaken baby syndrome

This fall, Mayo Clinic Health System Family Birth Centers in Barron, Eau Claire and Menomonie are participating with the Click for Babies program.

November 4, 2019

From The Blog

Mom and daughter reading book on sofa

Autism: Treatments and therapies

All people with autism, across the spectrum and throughout life, can reach their full potential. Learn more about autism treatments and therapies to help with development and learning.

Tanushree Singhal, M.D. By Tanushree Singhal April 12, 2021
Vaping

A doctor's warning about the dangers of vaping

Every day, over 3,500 youths start smoking electronic cigarettes. Get the ugly truth, learn the warning signs and talk to your kids about the dangers of vaping.

Graham King MD By Graham King April 5, 2021
Playing with toy cars and trucks

Could my child have autism spectrum disorder?

World Autism Month aims to increase understanding and acceptance of people with autism and inspire a kinder, more inclusive world. Learn about the signs and what to do if your child needs help.

Tanushree Singhal, M.D. By Tanushree Singhal April 2, 2021
Andrew Holmquist

Warming comfort for young boy with head injury

A blanket is just a piece of cloth stitched together, but it can be so much more. Especially when it is given to provide comfort during a difficult time. That's something young Andrew knows well.

March 5, 2021
Child holding toilet paper roll

Q&A: Constipation in children

As many as 30 percent of children have issues with bowel movements due to constipation. Learn what's normal, what's not, what to try and when to seek help.

Sara Herrmann, M.D. By Sara Herrmann March 3, 2021
Mom and kids working out

Healthy habits for families

Raising a family isn't always easy. It can be hard to make healthy choices when life is hectic. These tips can help you create healthy habits and make smart choices for your family early on.

Maegen Storm CNP By Maegen Storm February 4, 2021
Teenage girl doing face care

13 tips for managing teen acne

While acne is common among teens, it can be embarrassing and sometimes difficult to treat. You and your teen can help manage or eliminate acne by following these 13 expert tips.

Manjunatha, M.D. By Manjunatha January 20, 2021
Infant crawling on carpet

Childhood vaccines during the COVID-19 pandemic

During the COVID-19 pandemic, parents are thoughtful about bringing children to public spaces, including clinics. However, families should keep children on the recommended vaccine schedule. Learn why.

Jennifer Johnson DO By Jennifer Johnson December 3, 2020
Sprayer killing germs

Clean up your hand-washing skills

Help your kids clean up their hand-washing skills before school starts. Here are some tips and a coloring sheet to get them motivated.

August 10, 2020
Adolescent girls using social media

Social media risks: Tips to keep your children safe

Social media is a fun, easy way for kids to connect with friends. Because younger kids are joining in, it's important to teach them that even though social media is fun to use, there also are risks. Learn how to keep your children safe on social media.

Karen Hall MS LPC By Karen Hall August 2, 2020
Youth sitting outside in park

Building a community of caring: Youth and anxiety

When your children are struggling, you want to be able to help them sort through whatever it is that they need. Learn how anxiety affects children so you and your children find relief.

July 20, 2020
Child wearing mask at school

Importance of scheduling back-to-school physical during the COVID-19 pandemic

School will be starting again soon. Learn why it's a good idea to schedule a back-to-school physical now to ensure your child's physical and mental health.

Jane Byrd, M.D. By Jane Byrd July 16, 2020