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More Recent Policy Statements
View policy statements, clinical reports, technical reports recently released by the AAP.
This clinical report includes new guidance for pediatricians and families on the use of fecal microbiota transplantation and helps pediatricians identify patients who might benefit from the procedure.
November 20, 2023
This new policy statement outlines ways to address emotional and behavioral concerns without opting for expulsion. These recommendations are consistent with early child brain development science and supports the pediatricians’ role in building resilience and buffering toxic stress to promote optimal child development.
October 30, 2023
This clinical report reviews the growing array of drinks aimed at children ages 6-36 months and observes that they lack standardization or regulatory oversight. While promoted as nutritious drinks for the older infant or preschooler, they are generally unnecessary and nutritionally incomplete.
October 20, 2023
Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program: Optimization to Promote Equity in Child and Young Adult Health
This new policy statement proposes automatic enrollment of newborns in a single health insurance program (combining Medicaid and CHIP) with an option to opt out if families have other health insurance and further calls for changes to make access and care more consistent across states.
October 20, 2023
Responding to Parental Requests for Nondisclosure to Patients of Diagnostic and Prognostic Information in the Setting of Serious Disease
This new clinical report explores ethical duties and legal considerations and provides practical and culturally-sensitive guidance for clinicians with respect to parental requests for nondisclosure.
September 25, 2023
This new clinical report addresses the use of low-carbohydrate diets in children and adolescents with — or at risk for — diabetes. The report includes background on dietary patterns and reviews evidence associated with low-carbohydrate diets. It also provides carbohydrate recommendations and practical information for counseling families.
September 18, 2023