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Fully revised and updated, the fourth edition of this bestselling guide offers essential advice from two pediatrician-moms. It covers everything new parents need to know, from feeding and dressing, to diapering and bathing, and from crying and sleep to travel and activities. Updates include: a section on baby blues and postpartum depression; added information on breastfeeding, pumping and insurance benefits; new safety information on SIDS and car seats; and updates throughout, bringing all advice up to date with the latest AAP guidelines. This parent-tested, pediatrician-approved advice will help new parents feel comfortable those first few days and weeks at home and serve as a reference for the whole first year.
About the Author
Laura A. Jana, MD, FAAP, is a pediatrician and mother of 3 who has been featured by such media outlets as CNN, The Today Show, US News and World Report, and NPR. She currently holds a faculty appointment at Penn State University’s Prevention Research Center, is a strategic consultant to Primrose Schools, and serves as an early childhood expert for the Maternal Child Health Bureau. She lives in Omaha, Nebraska. Jennifer Shu, MD, FAAP, is a practicing pediatrician, mother, medical editor in chief of HealthyChildren.org and a content reviewer for BabyCenter.com. She has been a health expert for CNN.com, WebMD.com, and the Parents magazine advisory board. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia.