Lane Pediatrics


Nothing is more important than your health. 

If it's time for your annual check-up, or you just aren't feeling well and need medical attention, give us a call.

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Pediatric Care in Zachary


Welcome to Lane Pediatrics! We are so glad that you have chosen us to care for your children.

We are committed to providing excellent care in a safe and friendly environment. We value the trust you place in us and look forward to getting to know your family.

Our clinic follows the American Academy of Pediatrics and CDC guidelines for all immunizations to keep all of our patients healthy. It is our clinic policy that all children must be vaccinated in order to continue to be patients in our clinic.



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Pediatric Services in Zachary


We care for newborns, toddlers, children and teens. Services include:

  • Newborn wellness checks
  • Well-baby exams
  • Preventive checkups
  • Immunizations
  • School and sports physicals
  • Developmental screenings
  • Primary care services
  • On-site laboratory testing
  • Flu shots

We appreciate your trust in us, and we look forward to helping you in the most important job in life – raising your children. It is a privilege to care for the children of this community.


Pediatric Resources for Parents


Which vaccinations should your child have?  How much should they weigh?  How should they be interacting with their peers?  Every parent has a long list of concerns regarding their child's health.  That's why we try to provide as many resources as possible to help keep your mind at ease.  Click on any of the sections below to discover the answers to these common questions and more.

What vaccines should you and your family have?

Many diseases can be prevented by getting vaccinated against them. The CDC has vaccination schedules that you and your family can follow to make sure you are protected. Getting vaccines when recommended can help prevent the spread of these diseases.

Specific vaccine recommendations vary by your age, where you live, and the risk factors you may have.

Many basic vaccines are often given in combination to reduce the number of injections needed. The following diseases can be prevented by following the CDC guidelines for vaccines:

  • Diphtheria. This is a serious disease caused by a poison (toxin) made by bacteria. It causes severe breathing problems and can be fatal.
  • Haemophilus influenzae type B. This is a bacterial infection that leads to serious conditions such as meningitis, pneumonia, and epiglottitis.
  • Hepatitis A. This is a viral disease of the liver. You can get it by eating or drinking food or water contaminated with feces. Or you can get it by coming in contact with someone who has the infection. Symptoms may include upset stomach, fatigue, and yellowing of the skin. But some people have no symptoms. This is especially true in younger children.
  • Hepatitis B. This type of hepatitis is spread through blood and other body fluids. It is also spread in childbirth from an infected mother. Symptoms may include fever, fatigue, digestive problems, joint pain, and yellowing of the skin and eyes. Symptoms can last from weeks to months. Hepatitis B is more severe than hepatitis A because hepatitis B can become long-term (chronic). This can lead to cirrhosis and liver cancer.
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV). This is a very common sexually transmitted disease. It can cause genital warts (condylomas). It can lead to cervical cancer and other less common but serious cancers.
  • Influenza (flu). This is a highly contagious disease that affects your lungs. It is caused by various strains of influenza viruses. Flu causes mild to severe illness. It may lead to pneumonia and can be deadly in some cases.
  • Measles (rubeola). Measles is a highly contagious infection. It causes fever, cough, runny nose, and a rash all over the body.
  • Meningococcal meningitis. This is a severe infection of the membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord (meninges). It can be life-threatening. The disease is caused by a bacterial infection. Symptoms can include fever, headache, a stiff neck, nausea, and mental confusion.
  • Mumps. Mumps is a virus that causes a painful infection in the salivary or parotid glands. It sometimes affects other areas of the body. In rare cases, it can cause sterility in men.
  • Pertussis (whooping cough). This is a highly contagious respiratory disease. It causes severe, high-pitched coughing spasms that continue for long periods.
  • Pneumococcal pneumonia. This is a serious lung infection caused by the bacteria Streptococcus pneumoniae.
  • Polio. This is a highly infectious viral disease that affects the nervous system. Symptoms may include a flu-like illness and stiffness in the neck and back, with pain in the arms and legs. In the worst case, the infection can cause permanent paralysis, usually in the legs.
  • Rotavirus. This is a highly contagious virus. It is the leading cause of severe diarrhea in children.
  • Rubella (German measles). This is a contagious disease caused by a virus. Symptoms include a rash and fever. It can cause birth defects if a woman who is pregnant catches it.
  • Tetanus (lockjaw). This is a disease of the nervous system caused by the bacteria Clostridium tetani. Symptoms include painful contractions of the muscles. These contractions can progress to seizure-like motion and nervous system disorders.
  • Varicella (chickenpox). This is a contagious disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus. It causes a skin rash. It is most common in children.

What is considered a normal growth rate?

Growth involves not only the length and weight of a body, but also includes internal growth and development.

Normal growth is categorized in a range used by pediatricians to gauge how a child is growing. The following are some average ranges of weight and height, based on growth charts developed by the CDC:



Height - Females

(in inches)

Height - Males

(in inches)

Weight - Females

(in pounds)

Weight - Males

(in pounds)




27 to 31

28 to 32

15 to 20

17 to 21


31.5 to 36

32 to 37

22 to 32

24 to 34


34.5 to 40

35.5 to 40.5

26 to 38

26 to 38


37 to 42.5

37.5 to 43

28 to 44

30 to 44


42 to 49

42 to 49

36 to 60

36 to 60


47 to 54

47 to 54

44 to 80

46 to 78


50 to 59

50.5 to 59

54 to 106

54 to 102


55 to 64

54 to 63.5

68 to 136

66 to 130


59 to 67.5

59 to 69.5

84 to 160

84 to 160


60 to 68

63 to 73

94 to 172

104 to 186


60 to 68.5

65 to 74

100 to 178

116 to 202


Although a child may be growing, his or her growth pattern may deviate from the norm. Ultimately, the child should grow to normal height by adulthood. If you suspect your child or adolescent is not growing properly, always talk with your child's healthcare provider.

As one can expect, children at different ages do not all play the same way. There are distinct stages that children go through as they grow. Each stage is very important to the development of the next. While not all children are the same and may not progress through the stages at the same time, the following are common types of play grouped according to your child's age:

  • Infant. Infants like to be entertained. As an infant grows, he or she is able to play more purposefully with toys.
  • Toddler. A toddler enjoys playing independently with toys. He or she particularly enjoys playing with toys that include body movement or noise.
  • Preschooler. A preschooler enjoys watching his or her peers and imitating others. There is only some interaction while actually playing. Older preschool children begin to borrow and lend toys. This age group often initiates make-believe play.
  • School-aged child. A school-aged child enjoys competitive games and sports, and formal board games. He or she still engages in some fantasy play. Rules are important during play with the school-aged child.
  • Adolescent. An adolescent enjoys competitive games and sports. The goal of this age group is social contact.

What can I do to help promote play in my infant?

While all children are different and may enjoy different toys and interactions, the following are suggestions for activities and toys for the infant:

Birth to 1 month

  • Hang brightly colored objects near your infant
  • Hang mobiles with high-contrast patterns
What you can do as a parent:
  • Sing and talk to your infant
  • Play music
  • Rock your infant and take him or her for walks

2 to 3 months

  • Likes bright objects
  • Enjoys pictures and mirrors
  • Likes rattles
  • Enjoys infant swing
  • Enjoys car rides
What you can do as a parent:
  • Sing and talk to your infant
  • Play music
  • Rock your infant and take him or her for walks

4 to 6 months

  • Likes brightly-colored objects
  • Likes to hold toys
  • Enjoys rattles or bells
  • Likes swings and strollers
What you can do as a parent:
  • Talk to your infant
  • Encourage your infant to crawl and sit by placing him or her on the floor

6 to 9 months

  • Enjoys large toys with bright colors that move
  • Likes to play peek-a-boo
What you can do as a parent:
  • Call your infant by name
  • Speak clearly to your child and encourage different sounds
  • Name body parts, foods, and people
  • Tell your infant simple commands
  • Play pat-a-cake
  • Begin saying words that tell what you are doing
  • Encourage your infant to crawl by placing toys beyond his or her reach

9 to 12 months

  • Enjoys looking at books
  • Likes hearing sounds of animals
  • Enjoys large toys that can be pushed and pulled
What you can do as a parent:
  • Take your infant to different places and outings
  • Play ball with your infant
  • Read to your infant
  • Tell your infant names of body parts


Toys for Infants

Birth to 6 months

  • Mobiles
  • Mirrors that will not break
  • Music boxes
  • Bells and rattles
  • Stuffed animals
  • Swings

6 to 12 months

  • Blocks
  • Brightly colored toys
  • Books
  • Balls
  • Cup and spoon
  • Jack-in-the-box
  • Rattles
  • Teething toys
  • Toys that can be pushed and pulled

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