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America's 60 largest companies all fail to provide the recommended amount of parental leave

None of the 60 largest US corporations, offer the suggested amount of parental leave set forth by the American Academy of Pediatrics, a new report finds. The report was published by Parental Leave in the United States (PL+US), a nonprofit...Show More Summary

Mothers Feel Stigmatized and Experience Guilt Over Their Feeding Choices

Breastfeeding is also recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) and American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). But does any of this make the choice to breastfeed a superior one? More importantly, do breastfeeding mothers have the...Show More Summary

Pediatricians Are Increasingly Cutting Parents Loose if They Won’t Vaccinate Their Kids

Pediatricians are increasingly refusing to see parents who won't vaccinate their kids in order to protect their other patients. And they're finally getting the institutional support they need from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Should Infants Sleep in Their Parents Bedrooms?

Recently, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued a recommendation that infants sleep in their parents' room, close to the parents' bed -- but on a separate surface designed for infants -- for at least 6 months, and preferably up to 1 year of age. Such a sleeping arrangement decreases the risk of SIDS by as much as 50 percent, according to the AAP.

How to Keep a Close Eye on Your Kids' Screen Time

3 weeks agoTechnology : Tom's Guide

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that you watch what your children are viewing, but how do you do that without hovering?

Physician Groups Join Forces to Improve Use of Head CT Scans in Children

The Image Gently Alliance, American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), AANS/CNS Joint Section on Pediatric Neurosurgery and allied medical organizations have launched the "Think A-Head" campaign to help providers appropriately obtain and perform computed tomography (CT) scans in children with minor head injuries.

How We're Endangering our Kids' Imaginations

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently released its updated guidelines for children's media use. The recommendations reflect what I think we all instinctively know: children need less screen time. The corollary, of course,...Show More Summary

American Academy of Pediatrics Releases New Media Guidelines for Kids

Most parents recognize that children need time to play and interact with the world around them. Yet, the pull of technology, the pressure to ensure children are “up to speed,” and a busy lifestyle can be difficult to balance with what we know is truly best. Show More Summary

The Medical Minute: The Evolving Guidelines on Screen Time for Kids

Digital media changes so quickly that the American Academy of Pediatrics updated its recommendations on media use and screen time for children just a year after issuing its previous guidelines.

Pediatricians Say Infants Should Sleep In Parents' Room For First Year

last monthNews : Huffington Post

Infants should sleep in the same room ? but not on the same surface ? as their parents until they are 1 year old, according to a new recommendation from the American Academy of Pediatrics released this week. This is AAP’s first recommendation to specifically include how long infants should sleep in the same room as their parents. Show More Summary

Kids need less screen time, says American Academy of Pediatrics

In its revised media guidelines, the AAP sends a clear message that young children should get off their devices and get outside.

Safe sleep to protect against SIDS

The American Academy of Pediatrics says infants should sleep in the same bedroom as their parents or caregivers, for at least six months, to decrease the risks of sleep-related deaths. However, the new policy also states the infant should sleep on a separate surface, a crib or bassinet, and not on a couch or soft […]

New expert recommendations on children and media use

In the past, experts have said children should spend no more than two hours a day in front of a screen. But as society changes – and that guideline becomes increasingly unrealistic – advice changes. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has just released new recommendation. Show More Summary

AAP: Babies Should Sleep In Parents’ Room During First Year

To keep their baby safe while sleeping it has been recommended they are placed on their back and in a space free of toys, blankets and pillow. Now, in a new policy statement by the American Academy of Pediatrics, parents are being asked...Show More Summary

Experts Say Infants Should Sleep in Their Parents’ Rooms for at Least Six Months

last monthHumor / odd : mental_floss

The latest SIDS-prevention guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics encourage skin-to-skin contact and sharing rooms—but not beds—with infants.

The AAP’s New Advice on SIDS Prevention Might Actually Make Parents’ Lives Easier

The American Academy of Pediatrics just updated its recommendations on how to create safe sleeping conditions for infants, and not only are they easy to follow, they could also save new parents money and time. While much of the advice...Show More Summary

Children, Screens, and Why It's Time to Take Back Childhood

"Our children deserve the freedom to unleash their imagination and experience wonder in the world so that they can discover themselves, their passions, and their purpose." The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released their much-anticipated new guidelines parents on children's media use. Show More Summary

Pediatricians Release New Guidance For Preventing Sudden Infant Deaths

last monthNews : The Two-Way

Infants should sleep in the same room as their parents for the first six months of their lives, and ideally, the entire first year. That's a key recommendation from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

New Pediatric Screen Times Limits Are Woefully Unrealistic

The American Academy of Pediatrics has boldly come out with new guidelines about children and screen time, a document called the Media and Children Communication Toolkit, and it’s getting a lot of press. But the new guidelines soundShow More Summary

US docs halve screen time for tots: No more than an hour a day

But babies can start video chatting early The American Academy of Pediatrics has changed its recommendations for children's use of electronic media, and has cut the overall time it recommends that tots spend on-screen.…

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