TLC Pediatrics of Frisco

New Babies

Congratulations, you are expecting. We wish you a smooth, healthy pregnancy and delivery.

All our physicians are board-certified by the American Board of Pediatrics.

We welcome babies born at all area hospitals and birthing centers to our practice.

We offer prenatal visits for you to come in meet Dr Kaplan, Dr Oquendo or Dr Thomas, see our facility and ask any questions you may have. Please call our office if you would like to schedule at 214-618-6272. Please call a few months prior to your due date if you would like an appointment. *Due to Covid protocols, these visits are currently being conducted via telemedicine*

You do not need to "register" with our office or schedule a prenatal visit before your baby is born. When you give birth, your baby will see the physician on-call at the hospital. Once discharged, call our office to schedule your first appointment. We will see you 24-48 hours after discharge. Please bring your discharge summary with you at that first appointment.

Breast Feeding

We will work hard to support your decision to breast feed. Our physicians are strong supporters of breast feeding and we have a certified lactation consultant on staff to give you excellent support and help answer all your questions. Patricia Echaniz , IBCLC, RLC is our certified lactation consultant and is available by phone or in the office by appointment to help with any feeding concerns or questions. We do realize that breast feeding alone is not appropriate in certain circumstances and that some families choose to solely formula feed or supplement. We have information and support for you in bottle feeding as well.

Our role is to help you find the best way to feed your baby. We want you to enjoy this bonding experience with your infant and ensure your infant gets the nourishment he or she needs. We are on your side and will help support your feeding choice however we can.

What if my infant gets sick?

We will see your infant if he/she is ill the same day. Call our office with any concerns no matter if you’re sure or not if it is a “doctor” question. Our role is to care for the health of your infant and also to help you ease into parenthood. Trust your common sense, if you are worried about your baby, call our office and speak with a member of our clinical staff, we are here to help.

What should I have in the medicine chest?

Getting ready for baby can be a daunting experience but in actuality besides diapers and formula or preparation to breast feed there’s not too much more from the local pharmacy you will need. However a few items you want to have on hand for your infant is a digital thermometer (rectal temperatures are preferred in infants), a bulb syringe and saline nose drops. Remember do not give any medicine to your newborn without first checking with your pediatrician.

Newborn Reading List

The following list of books is intended to help get you started. 

  1. Caring for Your Baby and Young Child: Birth to Age 5, American Academy of Pediatrics. 
  2. Your Baby’s First Year, American Academy of Pediatrics. 
  3. New Mother’s Guide to Breastfeeding, American Academy of Pediatrics. 
  4. Touchpoints: Your Child’s Emotional and Behavioral Development: Birth to 3. The Essential Reference for the Early Child Years, by Berry Brazelton 
  5. The Nursing Mother’s Companion, by Kathleen Huggins 
  6. The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, by Gwen Gotsch

This list does not represent an endorsement of any specific book, author or philosophy. There are many other excellent references available. Please ask if you have any questions about a particular book or author.