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Sunday, January 21, 2018

Posts Tagged ‘American Academy of Pediatrics’

Birth to 5 Q&A: I need rest! How can I get my baby to sleep?

Q: My 5-month-old is not a good sleeper, and I’m getting so little sleep I’m barely functioning at work. My friends are urging me to do “cry it out” or some form of sleep training, but I’m confused, because the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends babies sleep in the same room as their parents for […]

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American Academy of Pediatrics: Babies should sleep in the same room as their parents

The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued a new recommendation, and it’s likely to change the way millions of parents with babies go to sleep. Parents are being told it’s best to have their babies sleeping in the same room with them for at least the first six months — and preferably the first year. […]

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Flu shots or nasal spray? Local pediatricians weigh in on CDC report

If you have young kids, you’re probably familiar with the flu intranasal spray that takes needles out of the equation. It can make a visit to the pediatrician for flu protection a tear-free experience with little ones. However, a new recommendation from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]

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Watch for warning signs 72 hours after a near-drowning

It’s just another typical day at the pool, until you see your 8-year-old son struggling in the water. Without hesitating, you dive in, grab your son and pull him out of the water. You breathe a sigh of relief because he immediately coughs up water and is not experiencing any trouble breathing. He says those […]

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No alcohol during pregnancy, pediatricians say

No amount of alcohol should be considered safe to drink during any trimester of pregnancy, pediatricians are now saying. A recent study found increased risk of infant-growth retardation even when a pregnant woman’s consumption was limited to one alcoholic drink per day (a one-and-a-half-ounce shot of distilled spirits, five ounces of wine or 12 ounces […]

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Early peanut exposure may prevent nut allergies

New research indicates early introduction of peanuts into the diet of infants at high risk of peanut allergy can play a role in the prevention of peanut allergies. European and U.S. physicians are developing formal guidelines for early-life feeding practices, but 10 medical organizations—including the American Academy of Pediatrics—now recommend introducing products containing peanuts into […]

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Kangaroo care gives low-birth-weight babies an edge

Increasing the skin-to-skin contact between mother and infant improves survival rates for low-birth-weight babies, according to research published recently by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Kangaroo care involves early, continuous and prolonged skin-to-skin contact between newborn and mother, which is believed to help regulate the infant’s temperature and breathing rate. Kangaroo care also increased the […]

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New Year resolutions for kids

new year resolutions for kids, AAP, American Academy of Pediatrics

The ancient Babylonians may have been the first to come up with a set of New Year resolutions, hoping to find favor with the gods by turning over a new leaf to do better, vowing to pay off debts and return borrowed farm equipment. Parents can find a “teachable moment” in this typically adult-centered ritual. […]

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How to handle conflicting advice on infant care

conflicting advice on infant care

When it comes to finding trusted information on infant feeding, vaccines and sleep environments, where do new mothers get their information? Researchers at Boston Medical Center surveyed a nationally representative sample of 1,031 mothers of infants ages 2 to 6 months about advice they receive from doctors, nurses, family and media about pacifier use, breastfeeding, […]

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MRI studies confirm benefits of reading to preschoolers

reading aloud to preschoolers

New MRI studies confirm what early child educators have known all along: Reading to preschoolers exerts a positive influence on the developing brain. Behavioral evidence has already shown that children who receive regular read-aloud time—especially before starting school—experience stronger parent-child relationships and learn valuable language and literacy skills. But researchers wanted to know more about […]

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