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Heading Home with Your Newborn

From Birth to Reality

Laura A. Jana, Jennifer Shu


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This comprehensive guide for new parents finding themselves overwhelmed dealing with the reality of parenting provides "parent-tested, pediatrician-approved" advice to allay their fears. Written in a compassionate yet authoritative tone by two moms who are also pediatricians, this guide covers a wealth of topics that often prove daunting in the first eight weeks of a child's life. Starting with "Into the Mouths of Babes" (the trials of breastfeeding) and "What Goes in Must Come Out" (a discussion of "pee and poop") and moving on through "Fever: Trial by Fire" and "Seeing Yellow: Jaundice," this guide offers sound advice that will enable parents to feel confident about their parenting skills. Hints on daily living, sleep patterns, crying, the art and science of diapering, and traveling with a newborn are also provided.

Praise For Heading Home with Your Newborn: From Birth to Reality

"The perfect resource for first-time parents who find themselves wishing their new baby came with an instruction manual."  —Calgary's Child

"Includes a refreshing mix of practical parenting tips alongside medically sound advice."  —Staten Island Parent

"Offers insights in an authoritative, accessible, and lively guide."  —Treasure Valley Family

"This wonderful book has all the information new moms and dads need."  —

"The docs’ lighthearted approach...will surely offer consolation to first-time parents who find themselves overwhelmed."  —Charlotte Parent

"This funny yet sage book shells out tons of advice."  —ePregnancy

"Smart advice to get you through those first nerve-racking months."  —Parents 

American Academy Of Pediatrics, 9781581101577, 306pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2005

About the Author

Laura A. Jana, M.D., F.A.A.P., sits on the board of the Nebraska Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, is a columnist for "Contemporary Pediatrics," and has served as an expert columnist for A former consultant to Dr. Benjamin Spock and the Disney Internet Group, she cofounded a national parenting media company and served as vice president for program development. She lives in Omaha, Nebraska. Jennifer Shu, M.D., F.A.A.P., is the editor of "Baby and Child Health." She is a former chairperson of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Young Physicians and the American Medical Association Young Physicians Section and remains active in both organizations. She has appeared on the Kids Healthworks series on the Discovery Channel and in national interviews as a representative of the medical community. She lives in Lebanon, New Hampshire.