The U.S. infant mortality rate (6.7 infant deaths per 1,000 live births) is more than twice that of eight other industrialized nations (Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Portugal, and Czech Republic). One in five U.S. children lives in... more
Sometimes a research study comes along whose findings only confirm what intuition and common sense tell us. A recent Dutch study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) on newborn hearing screening versus screening at 9 months... more
Here’s a question for you: Is breast milk food or a major arsenal in disease prevention? Regular baby gooroo readers—as well as most professional health organizations and countless mothers—know that the correct answer is both. Not according to the IRS.... more
The report is barely out and concerns are already being raised. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released a clinical report, Diagnosis and Prevention of Iron Deficiency and Iron-Deficiency Anemia designed to prevent iron deficiency anemia in young children.... more
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) uses the term “Report Card,” but its annual assessment of breastfeeding rates is far more important than the scholastic definition of the term. More than a child’s reading or mathematics comprehension, the... more
Earlier this month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a statement recommending the World Health Organization (WHO) charts be used for all infants in the U.S. acknowledging that the growth of breastfed babies is the standard against... more
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