Although the widespread national “Let’s Move!” campaign encourages healthy behaviors including good nutrition and physical activity, childhood obesity continues to be a major U.S. public health problem. Efforts to address the problem often focus on older elementary, middle school, and high... more
“I need my mommy!” Research has shown time and again that if newborns could talk, that is what they’d say. As mammals, human babies rely on their mothers for close physical contact which in turn supports normal breathing, heart rate,... more
Will the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) finally sever its ties with the infant formula industry? It’s the million-dollar question, and one the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (ABM) recently posed in a letter to AAP President, Dr. Thomas K. McInerny. While... more
More than 150 years after Louis Pasteur first tested a method of heat-treating milk to reduce the spread of germs and bacteria, renewed interest in consumption of unpasteurized (“raw”) milk has the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)... more
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