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The CPS is the only national organization of paediatricians in Canada. With more than 3,000 members, the CPS is uniquely positioned to speak to the health needs of Canadian children and youth. CPS spokespeople work in hospitals, universities, clinics and private practices across the country. They can address a range of issues affecting the health, development and safety of babies, children and teens.

 

Recent news releases

Mar 6 2015

Paediatricians call for restrictions and regulations on e-cigarettes

With use of e-cigarettes growing among kids, the Canadian Paediatric Society is calling on governments to curb and control the industry. 

Feb 10 2015

Keep vaccine-hesitant parents engaged, CPS advises physicians

The Canadian Paediatric Society reminds parents and the public about the importance of timely immunization, and encourages physicians to work with parents who may be hesitant about vaccines. 

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Nov 26 2014

Beware of homemade infant formulas

Health care professionals from the Canadian Paediatric Society and Dietitians of Canada are warning parents about the potential danger of homemade infant formulas.

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CPS in the news

Mar 23 2015

Newborn eye drop treatment ‘doesn’t work,’ say pediatricians who want law repealed

CBC News · Canadian pediatricians are calling for changes to what they consider an ineffective medical treatment for newborn babies: antibiotic eye drops to prevent sexually transmitted infections from mothers.

Jul 2 2014

Read to baby from day one, say pediatricians

Radio Canada International · Lynn Desjardins · CPS spokesperson and CHEO paediatrician, Dr. Alyson Shaw, recommends parents read, speak and sing to their babies every day.

May 23 2014

Into the mouths of babes: What parents need to know about new Canadian feeding guidelines

Globe and Mail · Becky Blair · CPS alongside Health Canada, Dietitians of Canada and the Breastfeeding Committee for Canada released updated guidelines intended to simplify the messages out there on feeding infants aged six to 24 months.

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Last updated: Oct 5 2012