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Paediatr Child Health. 2004 Oct;9(8):561-564.

Adolescent parents and their children - The paediatrician's role.

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Division of Adolescent Medicine, Department of Paediatrics, The Hospital for Sick Children and The University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario;

Abstract

Adolescent parents and their children have a number of health issues that require attention from the health care provider. Both the adolescent and their child have health needs, and the young parent often requires significant support in their parenting role. Paediatricians should be aware of the areas in which problems can develop, including maternal nutrition and emotional health, and infant growth and development. The literature addressing these areas of concern will be reviewed and general recommendations for the care of this patient population will be provided.

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