Sponsored by the American Academy of Pediatrics, this webiste has a lot of infomation on how to care for you child. The Symptom Checker even will help you decide if you need to call us about an illness.
This is the site maintained by the American Academy of Pediatrics and contains material stating the official policy of the largest organization of pediatricians. All of the pediatricians at Palm Beach Pediatrics are members of the AAP.
This innovative site, sponsored by the Nemours Foundation of Wilmington, Delaware and Jacksonville, Florida, is full of good information for parents and children alike. Hundreds of topics are covered on this site.
This site, partially sponsored by Abbott Laboratories (manufacturers of the Similac line of formulas) is helpful for parents as well as pediatric professionals.
This comprehensive site has daily news pertaining to health matters. There is a consumer portal for patients and their parents as well as a full-service portal for doctors and nurses. In addition, there are bulletin boards and chat groups pertaining to dozens of topics in all areas of health including children's health.
Sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, this site helps you find a certified car safety seat inspector, among other things, to make sure your car seat is installed properly. It also has information about the laws for the different states for car seats.
This is a national organization dedicated to helping parents understand their child's diagnosis with information on symptoms, treatment, and support options.
This is the Centers for Disease Control website. You will find a lot of great information about illness, such as influenza, on this website.
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's (CHOP) Vaccine Education Center provides complete, up-to-date and reliable information about vaccines to parents and healthcare professionals.
Newborn and Breastfeeding
Their mission is to ensure a strong, positive climate of breastfeeding promotion, education and support through continued coordination of activities utilizing varied resources and a cooperative network of community individuals, organizations and agencies. Lactation consultants & breast pumps are listed under local resources. In addition, the National Breastfeeding Helpline is 1-800-994-WOMAN (9662).
If you are feeling sad after you have your baby, go to this website to see if it may be Postpartum Depression. You can find a local coordinator to get help. In addition, we screen for Postpartum depression in our office at your baby's 2 week, 1 month and 2 month check-ups.