Conventional child-rearing advice that was once passed down by rumor, and then books, now disseminates through the Internet. Online communities, bulletin boards, ask-a-doctor advice columns, actual pediatricians, and healthcare professionals all proliferate on the Web. As do well-meaning parents without medical training, and a few questionable folks trying to sell their book. Contemporary Pediatrics' first podcast deals with how to talk to parents who have educated themselves on the Internet. These popular sites below most likely are where they're getting their info, and include who's ensuring the site sticks to good advice.
Ask Dr. Sears.com http://www.askdrsears.com/ Billed as America’s first family of pediatricians, and authors of "The Baby Book." Experts: Father William Sears, MD, mother Martha Sears, RN, and sons James M. and Robert W. Sears, both MDs as well.
Dr. Spock: http://www.drspock.com/ Dr. Benjamin Spock died in 1998, but his site still goes strong. Experts include: Lynn Cates, MD (infectious diseases and immunology), Marjorie Greenfield, MD (pregnancy and birth), Robert Needlman, MD (behavior and development), and Mary Silva, MS, RD (feeding and nutrition).