Newborn Care

Our Newborn Care is provided by our Kangaroo Team who may also be known as the Best Beginnings Program: Westside Breastfeeding Center. This team will see newborns for the first 30 days of life before transitioning to either the Penguin or Dolphin team.

Best Beginnings: Westside Breastfeeding Center

HPC has offered lactation services for 30 years! Dr. Krupa (retired in 2005) and Dr. Nason partnered in offering lactation consultations and the mother/baby “experience” before the local hospital added this service. Dr. Nan Dahlquist joined HPC in the year 2000 and jumped on board with Hillsboro Pediatric Clinic’s efforts to get babies off to a good start by providing exceptional support to breastfeeding mothers.

In 2012, we began our “Best Beginnings” program and dedicated Dr. Nan Dahlquist, to care for all of our newborns in the hospital and for the first visits to our office, regardless of whether the child is breastfed or bottle-fed.

Newborn Appointments

Lactation assistance is provided at HPC through Westside Breastfeeding Center (WBC), also known as the Kangaroo Team. The Kangaroo Team is only available at the Main Street location – Due to COVID-19 our newborn and lactation services have exclusively moved to the Orenco Office. You can expect that your newborn child will be seen at our Orenco Office for the first 30 days of life before transitioning to either the Penguin or Dolphin team.

Newborns are to be seen 1-2 days after being discharged from the hospital to check weight, feeding, and for a physical examination. Appointment needs to be attended by the mother; due to the size of our rooms there is space available for one other person to accompany mom.

Our providers do Newborn Rounding’s at Tuality Community Hospital and Providence St. Vincent’s Hospital. What does this mean? It means if you plan on delivering your newborn at either hospital all you have to do is let them know that Hillsboro Pediatric Clinic will be your child’s pediatrician, and the hospital will contact one of our doctors to come meet your newest addition. Our doctor will notify our schedulers of the birth of your child and we will call you to schedule baby’s first appointment.

If you are planning on delivering at a different hospital please be aware that newborns are to be seen 1-2 days after discharge please be sure to call us as soon as possible to schedule the first appointment.

Newborn Lactation Services

WBC/Kangaroo Team offers breastfeeding consultation for patients and their parents at HPC and for other pediatricians in our community. If your child will not be establishing care at HPC but you would like to set up a lactation appointment please call our office for more information. Our Best Beginnings team can help with:

  • Pain and Latching Issues
  • Slow Growth
  • Low Milk Supply
  • Medication Questions
  • Tongue Tie Management
  • Anatomic Issues
  • Back to work and pumping
  • Twins
  • Preemies
  • Breast Assessment
  • Breast milk donation: We are a NW Mothers Milk Bank official drop-off site. Find out how to become a donor here.

Please Note!

PLEASE BE AWARE: You must enroll your newborn with your insurance or OHP before they are 30 days old!

Waiting until the last minute could mean your insurance will not cover the newborn from the date of birth. Please call as soon as possible to ensure their insurance coverage.

Meet the Westside Breastfeeding Team

Nanette E. Dahlquist, MD, FAAP, FABM, IBCLC

Nanette leads HPC's Best Beginnings Team that serves all the Care Teams.

Accepting Newborns!
Beth Krautscheid, MD, FAAP

Beth received her Doctor of Medicine at OHSU and is studying to become an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) in 2022.

Accepting New Patients!
Christina E. Kellogg-Gratchner, RN, CPNP, IBCLC

Christina attained her MSN from the University of Washington and works with our Best Beginnings program as a Lactation Consultant.

Mary Wachsmuth, BS., IBCLC

Mary Wachsmuth, BS., IBCLC is the newest addition to our Kangaroo Team. Mary is a Certified Lactation Consultant. Click here to read more!