AAP Policy on Breastfeeding
The AAP policy, Breastfeeding and the Use of Human Milk is one of the most accessed policies available from the AAP because of its importance for the health of families here in the US and throughout the world. This statement details the benefits of breastfeeding, its true contraindications and those that are not, the challenge of breastfeeding in the US, recommendations for breastfeeding for healthy as well as high risk infants, and the role pediatricians play in protecting, promoting, and supporting breastfeeding.
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An Evidence-Based Review of Important Issues Concerning Neonatal Hyperbilirubinemia, AAP Technical Report, 2004
A technical report about the evidence related to the management of hyperbilirubinemia.
The Transfer of Drugs and Therapeutics Into Human Breast Milk: An Update on Selected Topics, AAP Clinical Report, 2013
This clinical report discusses several topics of interest surrounding lactation, such as the use of psychotropic therapies, drugs to treat substance abuse, narcotics, galactagogues, and herbal products.
Management of Hyperbilirubinemia in the Newborn Infant 35 or More Weeks of Gestation, 2004
A clinical guideline on the management of hyperbilirubinemia in the term infant.
Prevention of Rickets and Vitamin D Deficiency in Infants, Children, and Adolescents, 2008
A clinical report regarding the need for vitamin D supplementation for infants and children.
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