Children who are overweight or obese are potentially at risk for developing diabetes, but there’s more to identifying prediabetes than just obesity.
Breast milk is best, but for those babies who won’t or don’t breastfeed there are formula alternatives. Here’s a primer on infant formulas and how to decide which option is appropriate for the individual child.
Pediatricians must do more to protect the next generation of children from the consequences of obesity before it’s too late.
Stressing dieting over healthy eating in teenagers can cause lifelong weight and diet problems than can extend for generations.
Breastfeeding for a minimum of 2 months has a significant protective effect against sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), almost halving the risk of its occurrence.
For Contemporary Pediatrics, Dr Bobby Lazzara discusses a recent prospective birth cohort study published in Pediatrics that looked at different feeding methods for infants and whether the methods had any link to asthma.
Diarrhea, abdominal pain, and flatulence following ingestion of milk or products containing milk are common complaints in pediatric practices. The pediatrician needs to be aware of the management of lactose intolerance to help guide a reasonable workup and plan.
A longitudinal study examined the relationship between prenatal or postnatal high-fat, high-sugar diet and symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children who demonstrated either early-onset persistent conduct disorder or minimal conduct problems.
Sales of nutritional supplements continue to rise, and available data indicate that use of these products is fairly common within the pediatric population.
The protective effects of breastfeeding against infections and overweight are reduced or eliminated by antibiotic use early in life, according to a retrospective study in 226 5-year-old Finnish children, almost all of whom had been breastfed for at least 1 month.