American Academy of Pediatrics: Healthy children
From asthma to immunization, find out more about what the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends for your child’s health. You’ll gain access to a wide variety of information on developmental stages, safety and advocacy for babies, children and teens.
For more information, visit Healthy children.org.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The CDC is your online source for credible health information. Turn to the CDC for
reliable health information on variety of topics, including:
- diseases and conditions
- emergencies and disasters
- environmental Health
- healthy living
- injury, violence and safety
- travelers’ health
- workplace safety and health
Visit CDC.gov for more information.
Many women have questions about breastfeeding vs. bottle-feeding their baby.
La Leche League International was founded to give information and encouragement to all mothers who want to breastfeed. The mission of La Leche League is to help mothers worldwide breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information and education. They also work to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.
Visit La Leche League for more information about breastfeeding.
Immunizations have been one of the single greatest advances in preventive medicine and an essential part of well-child care. Our practice follows the immunization guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
For information about these vaccines, the diseases they protect against, immunization schedules, vaccine safety and other important information please visit the AAP’s immunization page.
Car seat recommendations
As a parent, it is your job to protect your child when riding in a vehicle. Using car seats properly helps keep children safe. But with so many different types of car seats on the market, understanding how to use them correctly can be overwhelming for parents.
Visit the AAP’s Car Seat Safety Information page for guidance on choosing the most appropriate car safety seat for your child.
Child products, such as cribs and toys, are often recalled due to a defect or hazard. It’s important to pay close attention to recalled consumer goods to protect your child from dangerous items.
Visit the Consumer Product Safety Commission website to check on important manufacturer and government product recalls.
Traveling with children
Traveling with children requires special planning and preparation, especially when traveling abroad.
Visit the CDC’s Traveling with Children page for helpful resources on travel including:
- traveler’s diarrhea
- insect protection