The 24/7 Baby Doctor is the essential twenty-first-century reference guide for new parents. Doing away with the often intimidating "What to Expect" approach of so many parenting books, Dr. Victoria Rogers McEvoy coaches readers in an encouraging, you-can-do-this voice, telling parents what they can do and when they need to consult their doctor. She asks (and answers) all key questions, on topics such as sleep, food, crying, stooling, spitting up, development, health and safety, and technology. She offers evidence-based solutions that reflect American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations and the latest research-whether on vaccines, autism, or cognitive products that supposedly make babies smarter. And, where possible, Dr. McEvoy gives parents the parameters to make their own choices.
Victoria Rogers McEvoy, M.D. is Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and Chief of Pediatrics at Massachusetts General West Medical Group, based at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She is also a senior pediatrician on staff at the hospital. Florence Isaacs is the author or coauthor of nine books, and has contributed articles on subjects including health and medicine to leading national magazines. She is a past president of the American Society of Journalists and Authors.
Introduction Chapter 1: Sleep-Getting to ZZZ's Chapter 2: Breastfeeding-Issues and ChallengesChapter 3: Food and Nutrition-Starting Off RightChapter 4: Crying-Breaking the Code Chapter 5: Pee, Poop, and Spit Ups-the Diaper DiariesChapter 6: Growth and Development-a Wide Range of NormalChapter 7: Babies' Bodies-From Head-to-ToesChapter 8: Immunizations-Facts and FictionChapter 9: Illness-Is the Baby Sick?Chapter 10: Injuries and Accidents-Call the MedicsChapter 11: Allergies-ABC's of Prevention and Management Chapter 12: Day-to-Day Baby Care-the Basics Chapter 13: Health Information/Technology--Be a Savvy ConsumerChapter 14: Work/Career Choices-What's Right for You?Chapter 15: Maintaining the Integrity of Your Marriage--Working TogetherChapter 16: Caring for Yourself-How to Take Your Life BackChapter 17: A Year to Remember Resources Bibliography