The First Month is a Premier Pediatrics program dedicated to easing the transition from pregnancy to parenthood. The philosophy behind The First Month is quite simple. We listen, respect each family’s unique journey, and then develop a plan that feels right for you. In order to craft unique plans for each family, we have built a remarkable team at Premier and partnered with the best perinatal experts that Brooklyn and Manhattan have to offer.

The reach of The First Month is captured beautifully in our approach to infant feeding. Dr. Julie Capiola, a leading physician at Premier, has become a certified lactation consultant and oversees our feeding program.

If you choose to breastfeed, we make sure that we work with your external providers to make sure you are not weighing conflicting advice. We provide new families with a remarkable primer entitled Lactation Essentials by Meema Spadola. Then, we establish a comprehensive breastfeeding team based on your goals. This includes our physicians, in-house lactation consultants, and may include an ENT, postpartum doula, or craniosacral specialist.

If you choose to formula feed, we make sure you have all the information you need to make a comfortable choice. We have partnered with Dr. Bridget Young at the University of Rochester. She is a remarkable resource and her website, Baby Formula Expert, is one of the most comprehensive formula resources around.

If you would like more information on Premier Pediatrics and our unique perinatal program, please join our complimentary monthly session, Group Prenatal and Introduction to the First Month. We wish you the best of luck and smooth sailing as your journey unfolds!