American Academy of Pediatrics

AAP Checkup Updates: What You Need To Know

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From birth through toddlerhood, even the healthiest babies will have plenty of face time with their doctor. After all, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends a checkup schedule with 10 visits in those first 24 months (in addition to care at birth). But an updated schedule, released today, outlines changes that will... Read more

New Recommendation: Read to Baby Starting at Birth​

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Just because your baby doesn't understand a word you're saying doesn't mean story time is in vain. In fact, doctors are going to start recommending it. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) announced on Tuesday that literacy promotion will become a big part of pediatric primary care. The AAP is asking that its 62,000 member pediatricians... Read more