The C. Anderson Aldrich Award for outstanding contributions to child development was established in 1964 by the AAP Section on Child Development. Dr. Aldrich, a founder of the AAP, made one of his greatest contributions to the modern practice of infant feeding. His philosophy, now accepted as conventional wisdom, was essentially that an infant’s appetite should be respected, and not subjected to an insensitive, rigid scheduling of times and amounts of feedings. According to Dr. Aldrich, infants and young children should be controlled by their own inherent growth impulses, not those prescribed by civilized adults. His two books, Babies are Human Beings and Our Old Fashioned Children, reflect this philosophy. Dr. Aldrich was born in 1888 in Plymouth, Massachusetts, and died in 1949, at age 61.