You’ve heard that breastfeeding is good for a child’s body (and a mother’s too). But have you heard that it’s good for his behavior—not just in infancy, but later in childhood? That’s the conclusion reached by a team of researchers... more
A recent study shows that autism spectrum disorders (ASD) continued to rise in the state of California. Published in the journal Archives of General Psychiatry, researchers found that diagnosed cases of autism spectrum disorders, which include autism and related conditions,... more
It has been nearly three years since the World Health Organization (WHO) released its new Child Growth Standards. Acting on a request in May 1994 from the World Health Assembly for a single international standard that would establish the breastfed... more
Generations of well-meaning parents and highly educated doctors can’t all be wrong…or can they? For decades now, sugar-laden holidays have been a source of celebration and consternation. Parents and grandparents alike happily satisfy a child’s sweet tooth with birthday cakes,... more
Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York City is best known for his efforts to wean New Yorkers off nicotine and trans-fats, but recent actions show that the health and safety of babies continue to be an important focus of the... more
My child often wakes in the middle of the night to breastfeed and I always offer him the breast. Is my child at an increased risk for obesity because he feeds regularly throughout the night? more
What is pneumococcal disease? Pneumococcal disease is a general term used to categorize infections caused by a type of bacteria called streptococcus pneumoniae. Such infections include pneumonia (a lung infection), pneumococcal bacteremia (a blood infection), meningitis (an infection of the... more
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