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The New Way That Pediatricians Will Look Out for Hungry Kids

The American Academy of Pediatrics is encouraging pediatricians to add two questions to the list of things they ask their patients’ parents:

Within the past year, were you worried whether your food would run out before you got money to buy more? Within the past year, did the food you bought not last, and you . . . → Read More: The New Way That Pediatricians Will Look Out for Hungry Kids

The American Academy of Pediatrics Issues Sweeping Recommendations on Tobacco and E-Cigarettes

While adolescent use of tobacco has been steadily declining since the 1970s, it still remains a relentless and serious public health predicament. In addition, e-cigarettes are increasing in popularity and threatening to addict a new generation of young people to nicotine.

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued extensive recommendations to protect young people . . . → Read More: The American Academy of Pediatrics Issues Sweeping Recommendations on Tobacco and E-Cigarettes

Secondhand Smoke in Infancy May Harm Kids’ Teeth

A new study by Japanese scientists reports that children exposed to secondhand smoke at 4 months of age may be at risk for cavities by age 3.

Exposure to secondhand smoke affects four out of ten kids around the world, and these kids are twice as likely to have cavities as kids whose parents didn’t . . . → Read More: Secondhand Smoke in Infancy May Harm Kids’ Teeth

What Do Chubby Kids Eat?

A new study examines the actual foods that lead to weight gain in children, showing “that the children who gained the most excess weight over the course of three years ate more butter and margarine, battered fish and poultry, potato chips, processed meat, French fries, milk, sweets, and sugary beverages. The only foods associated with . . . → Read More: What Do Chubby Kids Eat?

In Search of a Safe Painkiller for Kids

Recognizing and treating pain in children has always been a sensitive issue. While thirty years ago doctors questioned whether infants could even feel pain, various new MRI studies suggest that infants feel pain more intensely than adults.

But how to treat that pain is still a question of contention. The FDA recently approved the use . . . → Read More: In Search of a Safe Painkiller for Kids

The Incredible Benefits Of Simply Holding Your Baby Close

Holding your baby close to you can be one of the most pleasurable sensations for both your baby and for yourself. But it also has many scientifically proven benefits.

Holding your baby, especially in those first newborn weeks, calms both you and your baby down, promotes bonding, promotes breastfeeding, lessens babies’ pain and much more.

. . . → Read More: The Incredible Benefits Of Simply Holding Your Baby Close