Breastfeeding – Benefits to Infants

May 16, 2017 § Leave a comment

 

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Collin County Pediatrics
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Board-certified pediatrician Dr. Jay Schwartz owns and operates Collin County Pediatrics in Frisco, Texas. Through his clinic, Dr. Jay Schwartz offers guidance to new mothers on important matters like breastfeeding.

Leading pediatric groups like the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommend the breastfeeding of infants. Experts make such a blanket recommendation on account of the myriad benefits the practice imparts to infants.

One type of benefit owes to the nutritional quality of breast milk, which contains the full range of nutrients required by a growing infant. Unlike infant formula, breast milk is also very easy to digest.

Besides its nutritional benefits, breast milk comes fortified with antibodies that help develop an infant’s immune system. According to research, breastfeeding appears to reduce the risk of asthma and allergies in infants.

The AAP suggests that infants be breastfed at least a year. Mothers can continue breastfeeding beyond that point for as long as they see fit.

Texas Pediatric Society Hosts Its 2017 Annual Meeting in October

May 5, 2017 § Leave a comment

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Texas Pediatric Society
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Since 2007, Dr. Jay Schwartz has operated Collin County Pediatrics found in Frisco, Texas. To help him remain compliant, Dr. Jay Schwartz maintains membership with several professional institutions, one of which includes the Texas Pediatric Society (TPS).

As the Texas chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the TPS promotes health and welfare of the children living in Texas. The nonprofit organization hopes that all children within the state can achieve their full potential for emotional, physical, and social health. To help it achieve its goals, the TPS boasts a membership of more than 3,700 physicians, fellows, residents, and medical students.

Each year, the TPS hosts a meeting where these members gather, share ideas, and garner continuing medical education (CME) credits. The 2017 annual meeting, scheduled for October 5 through 8, takes place at the Renaissance Dallas at Plano Legacy West in Plano. This four-day event is the largest gathering of pediatricians in Texas, with the 2016 meeting attended by 325 health professionals.

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