Parenting Resources

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) – for current policy statements, recommendations, and access to the archives of the journal Pediatrics

Healthy Children – the AAP’s page for parents, with information presented for the lay audience

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – for information on diseases, vaccines, and safety

CDC’s Life Stages Page – with specific sections on pregnancy, infants and toddlers, children, family, etc.

Vaccine Education Center of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia – one of the best resources I have found for information about safety and efficacy of vaccines.

World Health Organization (WHO) – for international health policy documents and recommendations, including for breastfeeding

Organization of Teratology Information Specialists (OTIS) – for information on risk of exposure to drugs and chemicals during pregnancy and breastfeeding. OTIS has a great hotline if you have a specific question (Mine was, “Can I get my wisdom teeth removed without interrupting breastfeeding?”). You will talk to a real-live, knowledgeable person. (866)626-6847.

Kids in the House – An amazing library of short videos of advice from top parenting experts.

La Leche League – for breastfeeding support and resources.

kellymom – for more breastfeeding support and resources.

KidsHealth – A comprehensive resource of health information from pregnancy to adolescence

Nutrition.gov Life Stages Page – with specific sections on infants, children, and adolescents

USDA’s MyPlate – follow links for specific information on nutrition during pregnancy and for preschoolers and kids

Pubmed – search the database for abstracts of published scientific research articles (sometimes full text articles)

MedlinePlus – searchable database for general health information

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