How To Manage Fevers

As we get deeper into the time of year when respiratory illnesses and fevers are so common, here is some information about fevers and how to manage them.  What is a fever? Fever is the body’s normal way of fighting an infection, and it helps our body’s immune system work more effectively to protect us. …

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Why Breastfeeding Parents Need More Support

AAP identifies stigma, lack of support and workplace barriers as obstacles that hinder continued breastfeeding The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends exclusive breastfeeding of infants for the first six months of life before introducing nutritious complementary foods, while encouraging social and systemic changes to support mothers who choose to breastfeed. The AAP outlines its…

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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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