I was reading a parenting magazine recently and there were 2 different articles discussing the American Academy of Pediatrics. Both of the articles were basically showing how the AAP changes their opinion on things quite frequently.
For example, the one article was talking about how in the past, swaddling newborns was something that the AAP didn't have any problems with. Now all of a sudden they are saying that swaddling can be linked to serious injury so it's best not to do it. The second article talked about how the AAP is now saying that skim milk/low fat milk consumption is leading to obesity in children. Apparently kids who are drinking whole milk are actually thinner. So they are thinking of changing the guidelines to suggest that all kids, no matter what age, stick to whole milk instead of drinking low fat versions.
I personally don't put too much thought into what the AAP says. I do my own research on subjects and discuss any questions that I have with my pediatrician. But I will openly admit that I tend to go with my gut instinct in most cases. But I do know people who follow every guideline that they put out.
Do you trust the American Academy of Pediatrics and their findings? Or do tend to not pay too much attention to what they say.