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
What is the usual feeding schedule for infants and toddlers? Food is important for your baby's healthy growth and development. This information is designed to answer questions you may have about feeding your baby. Remember: these are general guidelines. Every baby will progress at his or her own rate. If you have questions about your infant's feeding or nutrition, please let us know. Birth to 6 Months During the first 6 months, the only food your baby needs is breast milk or iron-fortified formula. The baby doesn't need any extra water, juice, rice cereal, baby foods or table foods until about 6 months. Although many people used to advocate earlier feeding, we know now it's not a good idea because: Babies grow and gain weight just fine on breast milk or formula. Breast milk and formulas are complete nutrition in themselves, and contain enough protein, fat, vitamins, and minerals for babies. Babies fed solid foods this early (before their head and neck m... View more