Care of Children with Down Syndrome Recommendations Updated By AAP

“The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has updated its recommendations for pediatricians and families affected by a diagnosis of Down syndrome, the most common chromosomal cause of intellectual disability. In a clinical report published in the May 2022 Pediatrics, “Health Supervision for Children and Adolescents With Down Syndrome,” the AAP says that improvement in care…

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Child Care Checklist

This article has a child care list to have in hand when choosing child care, including; breastfeeding, allergies, safety, food resistance, screen time, self-feeding, and more. “Given just how important a role other early education and child care providers will play in your children’s overall nutritional health and wellbeing, we wanted to make sure you…

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My partner and I got COVID-19 vaccines while I was pregnant, but is it safe for our newborn to be around unvaccinated people?

Congratulations on the birth of your new baby! And kudos for getting fully immunized against COVID-19 during your pregnancy for your newborn’s safety. This protects you—and also passes along protective antibodies that may reduce your baby’s risk of COVID-19 infection. In other words, you likely gave your little one some immunity against SARS-CoV-2, the virus…

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Pfizer announces positive findings from COVID vaccine booster for ages 5-11

A Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine booster in children ages 5-11 years significantly increased neutralizing antibody titers against the omicron variant with no new safety concerns, according to new data from the manufacturers. “These data reinforce the potential function of a third dose of the vaccine in maintaining high levels of protection against the virus in this…

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Approves First COVID-19 Treatment for Young Children

April 25th, 2022, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration expanded the approval of the COVID-19 treatment Veklury (remdesivir) to include pediatric patients 28 days of age and older weighing at least 3 kilograms (about 7 pounds) with positive results of direct SARS-CoV-2 viral testing, who are hospitalized, ornot hospitalized and have mild-to-moderate COVID-19 and are…

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COVID-19 Vaccine Checklist for Kids Age 5 and Up

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that all eligible children age 5 and older, and adults, should get the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as they can. Your child is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after the second dose of the vaccine. Encourage your child to keep doing their part to protect others by wearing a face mask and following other steps…

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Starting Solid Foods

Rice, oatmeal, or barley? What infant cereal or other food will be on the menu for your baby’s first solid meal? Have you set a date? At this point, you may have a plan or are confused because you have received too much advice from family and friends with different opinions. Here is information from…

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