Health and safety quick links for parents
The American Academy of Pediatrics, a long-standing resource for parents, launched www.healthychildren.org in February. A free breast-feeding guide is available for moms who register on the site, while supplies last.
The World Health Organization is a multinational group which works closely with the United Nations. Like the AAP, the WHO provides instruction on children’s wellness. The site can be overwhelming without searching a specific issue.
AAP and WHO recommendations are similar but not identical. For example, both groups agree infants ideally should be exclusively breast-fed for the first six months before supplementing with food. However, they describe weaning differently. The AAP suggests nursing for at least one year; the WHO recommends “up to two years of age or beyond.”
Quick links for parents
- American Academy of Pediatrics: aap.org
- American Academy of Pediatrics breast-feeding guidelines: bit.ly/1YHzBn2
- New AAP sister site: www.healthychildren.org
- Free breast-feeding guide: bit.ly/1VCG2dE
- World Health Organization Breastfeeding Guidelines: www.who.int/topics/breastfeeding/en
- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Car Seat Information: www.safercar.gov/parents/index.htm
- Safe Kids Upstate: www.safekidsupstate.org
- Consumer Safety: www.consumersafety.org