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Baby & toddler basics : expert answers to parents' top 150 questions / Tanya Altmann, MD, FAAP.
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Baby and toddler basics
ISBN:
9781610021265
Publication Information:
Itasca, IL : American Academy of Pediatrics, [2018]
Physical Description:
xvi, 295 pages : illustration ; 21 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Contents:
Basic baby care -- Breastfeeding -- Formula feeding -- Beyond bottles and breastfeeding: starting solid foods -- Pooping -- Stomachaches and vomiting -- Fever -- Coughs, colds, and more -- Vaccines -- Skin -- Child care -- Ingestions, injuries, and first aid --Growing up -- Sleep.
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Baby and toddler basics focuses on parents' top 150 questions, based on pediatrician Dr. Tanya's years in practice. An internet search of these questions could yield dozens of answers, many from dubious sources. Dr. Tanya addresses parents' concerns with the expertise of a pediatrician backed by the trusted authority of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Baby and toddler basics' clear Q&A layout means it's just as fast as Googling, but with answers parents can trust, based on medically-sound AAP policy.
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Parents of children from birth to age three will find answers to their most-frequently asked questions about child health and wellness in this easy-to-understand volume. Tanya Altmann, MD, FAAP, practicing pediatrician and frequent contributor to NBC's "Today" show, helps parents with friendly, straightforward guidance in an easily digestible question and answer format.

Baby and Toddler Basics focuses on parents' top 150 questions, based on Dr. Tanya's years in practice. An internet search of these questions could yield dozens of answers, many from dubious sources. Dr. Tanya addresses parents' concerns with the expertise of a pediatrician backed by the trusted authority of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Baby and Toddler Basics' clear Q&A layout means it's just as fast as Googling, but with answers parents can trust, based on medically-sound AAP policy.

Topics covered in Baby and Toddler Basics include

Breastfeeding
Developmental stages
Fever
First Aid and injuries
General baby care
Poop
Safe sleep and sleep challenges
Stomach ache and illness
Vaccines
and much more!

Dr. Tanya's clear answers to these frequently asked questions will help parents take the right actions at home and alert them when it would be best to call their pediatrician. With Baby and Toddler Basics parents can keep their own "portable pediatrician" in their diaper bag or on their nightstand, always ready with reassuring answers.


Author Notes

Tanya Altmann, MD, FAAP, is a practicing pediatrician who founded Calabasas Pediatrics and an assistant clinical professor at Mattel Children's Hospital at UCLA. She is also an American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) spokesperson and sits on the Editorial Advisory Board for Sharecare. Dr. Tanya is the editor in chief of the 7th edition of Caring for Your Baby and Young Child: Birth to Age 5, the flagship book of the AAP, and the author of Mommy Calls and What to Feed Your Baby. She lives in Los Angeles, CA, with her husband and 3 sons.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Pediatrician Altmann (What to Feed Your Baby) addresses the first three years of life in this easy-to-navigate, practical guide. In 14 chapters presented in a question-and-answer format, Altmann covers topics that include basic baby care, fever, coughs, feeding, vaccines, and sleep. The mother of three sons, Altmann comfortably segues between the role of knowledgeable MD and friendly mom. Text boxes highlight such useful tips as what to keep nearby while nursing (water, a snack, a pillow), how to stock a baby bag, and what to feed a constipated baby (prune juice mixed with breast milk or formula). Parents and caregivers will also benefit from her clear directions, accentuated by a telephone symbol, on when a problem merits a call to the doctor. Altmann takes care to clarify whether info pertains to newborns (birth through three months), infants (four months through one year), or toddlers (age one through three), noting that many answers vary by age. Although she asserts that breastfeeding is healthiest, she leaves room for mothers to decide whether feeding breast milk or formula works best for them. New and prospective parents will find that Altmann's compact, concise primer is a valuable source of reassurance and advice. (Feb.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. xv
1 Basic Baby Carep. 1
2 Breastfeedingp. 33
3 Formula Feedingp. 59
4 Beyond Bottles and Breastfeeding: Starting Solid Foodsp. 71
5 Poopingp. 97
6 Stomachaches and Vomitingp. 113
7 Feverp. 125
8 Coughs, Colds, and Morep. 143
9 Vaccinesp. 167
10 Skinp. 181
11 Child Carep. 205
12 Ingestions, Injuries, and First Aidp. 217
13 Growing Upp. 239
14 Sleepp. 263
Indexp. 277

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