What is the American Academy of Pediatrics Safe and Healthy Beginnings Project?

Updated: Dec 07, 2017
  • Author: Prashant G Deshpande, MD; Chief Editor: Muhammad Aslam, MD  more...
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The American Academy of Pediatrics Safe and Healthy Begininngs Project was established to facilitate implementation of the 2004 guidelines for management of hyperbilirubinemia using a systems-based approach. The three key aspects of this project include (1) assessment of risk for severe hyperbilirubinemia before hospital discharge, (2) breastfeeding support, and (3) care coordination between the nursery and primary care. [26]


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