About Plateau Pediatrics
Located in Crossville, Tennessee, we are excited about helping serve the health care needs of Cumberland County children. Our three board-certified pediatricians and board-certified pediatric nurse practitioner care for young people from birth until age 21, marriage, or pregnancy. We provide comprehensive medical home services, including:
  • Well-baby and well-child exams
  • Daycare, school, sports, and camp physicals
  • Same-day appointments for sick and injured children
  • Management of chronic childhood illnesses
  • Primary care for children with special needs
  • All required (and some optional) vaccines
  • Nutrition counseling with a registered dietitian
  • Breastfeeding support services
  • Hearing, vision, developmental, and behavioral screening
  • Inpatient care at Cumberland Medical Center for children requiring hospitalization
  • Coordination of tests and services (physical therapy, MRI)
  • Coordination of referral care for children requiring pediatric subspecialists
  • An on-call physician available by phone 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
Stefanie V. Overby, LPN, CLC Eating well while nursing will ensure that your milk is the best possible quality. You will feel better and you will keep your body from being deprived. You are giving your baby protein, calcium, fats and vitamins by nursing and you need to replace them by eating a good diet. A good diet during nursing is not much different from any good diet. The average calorie intake for a nursing mother is between 2500-2600 calories. This will differ for each individual. Some women will need more calories and others will need fewer calories. It is not a good idea to diet while nursing. You will deprive yourself of the nutrients you need to make quality breastmilk. Your body will take what it needs from you to ensure your baby gets what he or she needs. By eating a well balanced diet you can safely lose one pound a week. What should nursing mothers eat? Nursing mothers need foods from all of the food groups: 6 or more servings of cereals and breads:... View more