One of the surprising ways to boost breast-feeding rates among new moms may involve formula, according to the latest research.
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In general, doctors aren’t thrilled with the idea of home birth. And while less than 1% of U.S. babies are ushered into the world at home, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) decided to collaborate on guidelines they say …
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) says it’s “in the best interests” of the children.
Should worried parents be able to test their babies for diseases they may develop down the road, just because they’re curious? Should worried teens be able to screen themselves, without parental knowledge, for disorders that …
After years of remaining neutral, the American Academy of Pediatrics has revised its policy statement, saying that the risks of newborn circumcision are outweighed by the health benefits
The most popular age at which parents give their kids cell phones is 12. Are tweens ready to handle the responsibility of their own digital link to the world?
Car crashes are the leading cause of death in kids over age 3 in the U.S., and yet many parents still don’t use car seats properly or don’t know what the guidelines are for car safety restraints, finds a recent study published in …
This week, the U.S. Breastfeeding Committee launched a month-long campaign enlisting everyone — not just moms — to increase breast-feeding rates
New York City is calling on hospitals to lock up infant formula like medication and lecture new mothers about the benefits of the breast. Is that going too far? Maybe not
Concerns persist over the health effects of radiation from cell phones, especially for kids. Now the nation’s largest pediatricians group is asking the government to review emission standards
Vermont and California are the only two states that ban kids under 18 from using tanning salons. Is it time for more states to follow their lead?
Is nipple confusion just a myth? Contrary to popular belief, restricting pacifier use results in lower rates of exclusive breast-feeding, according to research from one Oregon hospital.
A new sub-specialty of doctors — child abuse pediatricians — are certified as experts in determining whether a broken bone or a bruise is accidental or intentional.