Ever since a pair of journal articles were published in 2013, the relationship between breastfeeding and childhood obesity has seemed controversial and inconclusive. On one side, analyses from the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the World... more
Search for books on “children and sleep” on Amazon.com and you’ll find more than 40,000 titles. It’s no wonder. Sleep is one of the most important—and most vexing—topics faced by families with children of any age. We want them to... more
Since my 7-year-old child was diagnosed with atopic dermatitis (“eczema”) as an infant, year after year, the change of season has caused his symptoms to flare. Since, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics’ (AAP) Section on Dermatology, “environmental factors”... more
It was just two years ago that the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) came out in support of male circumcision, with the release of a policy statement that “the health benefits of... more
Would you be satisfied with a “worst 10 percent” ranking in infant health? An article from this month’s Pediatrics co-authored by Dr. Jennifer Howse, president of the March of Dimes, urges health care professionals to re-evaluate preterm birth in the... more
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