and well-being of children and youth
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.
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.
Health care professionals from the Canadian Paediatric Society Dietitians of Canada and Dietitians of Canada are warning parents about the potential danger of homemade infant formulas.
Two paediatric groups are calling on provincial and territorial governments to develop comprehensive policies that ensure in-school support for students with type 1 diabetes.
Radio Canada International · Lynn Desjardins · CPS spokesperson and CHEO paediatrician, Dr. Alyson Shaw, recommends parents read, speak and sing to their babies every day.
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.
Ottawa Citizen · Elizabeth Payne · British Columbia paediatrician and CPS member Dr. Jane Finlay said paediatricians see vaccine hesitant parents and unvaccinated children frequently.
Last updated: Oct 5 2012