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American Academy of Pediatrics

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Top American Academy of Pediatrics Articles

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  • Ask Mr. Dad: Is it ok for 4-year-old to sleep with Mom?

    Dear Mr. Dad: We have two boys, ages four and nine. The nine-year-old has no problem sleeping in his own bed, but the four-year-old constantly wants to sleep with my husband and me. I don't mind an occasional "sleep over" especially when my husband is...
  • Why Olivia Wilde's Glamour breastfeeding photo is a slap in the face

    Why Olivia Wilde's Glamour breastfeeding photo is a slap in the face
    This week, Glamour released pictures to be featured in its September issue of Olivia Wilde breastfeeding her 5-month-old son Otis. Sitting in a diner, clad in a Roberto Cavalli dress nursing her naked infant, Wilde looks gorgeous and at ease. She embodies...
  • Do you really need that medical test or treatment?

    Do you really need that medical test or treatment?
    For some time there has been a nationwide effort to cut back on unnecessary medical tests, over-prescribed drugs and surgery that doesn't end up helping people feel better. But old habits die hard. Dr. Emma Trejo knows that only too well. As an...
  • Cord blood, a precious medical resource, is usually discarded

    PHILADELPHIA At 2:11 p.m. on July 23, Michael Kuttler drew his first breath and belted out an exultant scream. Seconds later, he participated in his first act of altruism trying to save a stranger's life. His afterbirth was placed in a bin and handed...
  • Ensure your student athletes are ready for the season

    Ensure your student athletes are ready for the season
    For many kids, playing sports is an important part of growing up, and that’s a good thing. Sports are a great way for children and adolescents to develop lifelong exercise habits, build relationships, and learn teamwork. “Parents can play a...
  • Jason Boog on reading to newborns and other parenting adventures

    Jason Boog on reading to newborns and other parenting adventures
    The journalist Jason Boog has long been a book lover. He’s written about the publishing industry for the Galley Cat blog, and about literary culture for NPR and the Los Angeles Review of Books, among many other publications. Three years ago, his...
  • OB group's advisory against water births sparks backlash

    Belinda Haschke-Green did not plan to give birth in the water. She thought she would use the tub at a birth center in O'Fallon, Mo., whenever she needed comfort during her labor. After about 13 hours of contractions, she couldn't handle the pain. She...
  • Muzzling doctors about guns is bad medicine for kids

    Muzzling doctors about guns is bad medicine for kids
    It's a free country, folks are wont to say. So says the Bill of Rights' guarantee to Americans. We can worship how we like. We can peaceably gather when we choose. We can bear and keep AK-47s. And we can say what we darn well please. Unless, that...
  • Keeping your infant healthy and cool during the summer months

    Keeping your infant healthy and cool during the summer months
    The summer months can be a time for lots of fun. Parents need to be aware, however, that potential dangers lurk, especially for infants who are more susceptible to the summer heat. Parents should take care to keep babies healthy and cool during the...
  • Nickel in early iPad likely triggered allergy in boy: study

    Nickel in early iPad likely triggered allergy in boy: study
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Nickel in a first-generation iPad likely triggered an allergic skin reaction in an 11-year-old boy, a case that highlights an increasingly common condition linked to the rapid adoption of consumer electronics, according to a...
  • Sexting in middle school linked with real-life sex, study finds

    Sexting is not a harmless activity that younger teens see as a substitute for real sex. A new study of Los Angeles middle school students finds that those who sent or received sext messages were significantly more likely than their non-sexting peers to be...