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10 Ways Breastfeeding Benefits Your Baby — and You

Breastfeeding may be the number one best way to launch your baby into its new life. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that moms exclusively breastfeed for the first six months of a baby's …


It is 10:00…Do You Know if Your Kids Are on Facebook?

Just a decade or two ago, a child's social life was largely his/her own business. If you had friends, your peers were well aware (e.g. "Oh, he hangs out with Peter") and if you didn't have friends, we…


Pediatricians Finally Reject All Female Genital Mutilation

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has finally come to its senses. In a previous statement made in April, they went head to head with the 1996 federal law that bans all types of female “circu…


Turning the Tables on the School Bully

I went to a crowded public school in an urban setting, so fights were an inevitable component of entertainment and horror on a weekly (if not daily) basis. But for every explosive outburst of violence…


FDA Recommendation: No Cold Medicine for Infants or Toddlers

In October 2007, the FDA recommended that no over-the-counter pediatric cough and cold medicines be administered to children under age 2 due to the risk of serious and life-threatening side effects in…


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