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BPS A Dangerous Replacement For BPA

If you’ve shopped for baby bottles or sippy cups lately, it’s a sure thing you’ve seen the words “BPA free” splashed across product labels. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) banned the use of bisphenol-A (BPA), a hormone-disrupting chemical... more

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Study Shows Breastfeeding Reduces Risk Of Childhood Obesity

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

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Battling Bedtime? Devices In The Bedroom Could Be The Reason

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

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Is There A Flu Epidemic?

If you think that influenza has been particularly bad in the U.S. this year, it seems you may be right. Although it’s too soon to know for sure—flu season typically runs from late October until May—early data suggests that the... more

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AAP Shares 4 Skin-Care Tips For Children With Eczema

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

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CDC Accepting Comments On Circumcision Recommendations

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

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Moisturizing Baby Can Help Prevent Eczema

Atopic dermatitis—commonly known as eczema—is a chronic, reoccurring skin condition. While it can develop at any age, the first outbreak often occurs before a baby’s first birthday. In infancy, it tends to cause dry, red, itchy patches on the scalp... more

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March Of Dimes Calls On U.S. To Redefine Goals On Preterm Birth

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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Can I Reduce My Baby’s Risk Of Celiac Disease?

Many mothers are told that by simply breastfeeding until their baby is ready for solids (around 4–6 months of age), and then introducing foods containing gluten (wheat, rye, or barley), they can help prevent celiac disease. In fact, baby gooroo... more

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Don’t Let Your Baby Sleep On A Sofa

You may think the sofa is a suitable place for your baby to nap. It’s soft. It’s convenient. It doesn’t seem all that different from a bed. You can fold a load of laundry and still keep an eye on... more