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Formula distribution to breast-feeding mothers declines in US hospitals

May 29, 2015

The distribution of formula care packages to breast-feeding mothers by hospitals decreased by 41 percentage points between 2007 and 2013, according to a study published in Pediatrics.

“Successful breast-feeding is hampered by distribution of infant formula discharge packs, which is a common practice in the United States,” study researcher Jennifer M. Nelson, MD, MPH, of the Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity at the CDC, and colleagues wrote. “These packs provide new mothers with infant formula samples, infant formula coupons, advertising materials, and other baby products.”

Knee and ankle valgus stress elevated in patients with pediatric flexible flatfoot Meeting News Coverage

Knee and ankle valgus stress elevated in patients with pediatric flexible flatfoot

May 29, 2015
PRAGUE — According to research presented at the 16th EFORT Congress, elevated valgus stress was found in the knees and ankles of patients with pediatric flexible…
FDA approvals

FDA approves meropenem for infants with abdominal infections

May 29, 2015
The FDA today approved the antibiotic meropenem for the treatment of abdominal infections in neonates and infants aged younger than 3 months, according to a press…
In the Journals

Bacteria, respiratory viruses play key role in pediatric AOM

May 28, 2015
Respiratory viruses and pathogenic bacteria figured significantly in the development of acute otitis media, irrespective of HIV status, in South African children…

CMS proposes updated Medicaid, CHIP-managed care regulations

May 28, 2015
CMS recently proposed a rule to update managed care regulations for Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program, according to a press release.The…
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Basic Science Tidbit

Beating Cilia and Whipping Flagella: More Than Meets the Eye

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, May/June 2015, Volume 52 Issue 3
No abstract available for this article.
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CME
Pediatric Fatty Liver

Case Challenges in Pediatric Fatty Liver: What to Look For and When to Refer

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Synageva BioPharma Corp.

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is characterized by excess fat deposition in the liver due to causes other…
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New mothers preferred to receive vaccine information from pediatrician vs. obstetrician

New mothers preferred to receive vaccine information from pediatrician vs. obstetrician

May 12, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Sean O’Leary, MD, MPH, from the department of pediatrics at the University of Colorado…
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