Dr. Sandy's Top to Bottom Guide to Your Newborn: Answers to the Questions Every New Parent Asks

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  • Copyright: 2011-04-16
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Dr. Sandy's Top to Bottom Guide to Your Newborn is the ultimate newborn reference, containing the answers to the questions most frequently asked by new parents. What's normal? Is my baby okay? Am I doing this right? Issues that often stump parents are answered in a clear manner, accompanied by easy-to-follow illustrations and photographs in this helpful and essential reference. When you're in doubt about how to care for your newborn or you simply want to see if you're doing something wrong or right, this is the book you can turn to for definitive answers and advice. Book jacket.

Author Biography

Sandy L. Chung, M.D., is a skilled, top-rated pediatrician who has over eleven years experience in her field. She is President of Fairfax Pediatric Associates, PC, and serves on multiple boards and committees on a local, state and national level. With faculty appointments at multiple major universities, including Georgetown University and Virginia Commonwealth University, she has many years of experience training medical students, pediatric residents, and nurse practitioners in pediatrics.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. xi
Introductionp. xiii
Newborn Basics
Welcome, Baby!p. 3
Sleepless Nights, Here We Come!p. 3
The First Dayp. 8
What's First?-Tests, Medicines, Shots, and the Doctor Visitp. 8
Finding a Doctor for Your Babyp. 13
Behaviorp. 16
Hiccups, Sneezing, and Gas…Oh My!p. 16
How to Suction the Nosep. 20
Staying Home, Going Out, and Traveling Safelyp. 21
Staying Safe at Homep. 21
Smoking-A Good Reason to Quit!p. 24
Going Outside into the Big, Bad Worldp. 25
Travel Safety-Walking, Driving and Flyingp. 27
Getting Sick-When to Worryp. 32
Call Your Doctor If Any of the Following Occur with Your Newbornp. 33
Taking Rectal Temperatures: You want me to put that where?p. 34
Thermometers: Which One to Buy?p. 36
Crying-What Does It Mean?p. 38
Baby Cry Translatorp. 38
Breastfeeding-Breast Is Best!p. 41
Breastfeeding 101p. 41
How do I hold the baby to breastfeed?p. 43
Supplementation-Do I need to do this?p. 46
How do I pump breast milk?p. 47
How to Finger/Syringe Feedp. 48
Can I take medicines while breastfeeding?p. 49
Vitamin D for Your Babyp. 50
Bottle-feeding-The Essentialsp. 51
Bottles, Bottles, Everywhere!p. 51
˘Now I have the bottle…What do I put in it?÷p. 53
Feeding Amounts and Feeding Problemsp. 56
Hungry All the Time!p. 56
Do You Have a Piggy or a Snacker?p. 57
Loss of Weight (For Your Baby, Not You!): When to Get Concernedp. 58
Wet Burps, Spit Up, Vomiting, and Projectile Vomiting: What's the Difference?p. 59
Pee and Poopp. 62
What Goes In, Must Come Out…p. 62
Pee: The Sign of Hydrationp. 63
Poop Happensp. 63
How to Change a Diaper: Step-by-Step Instructionsp. 65
Bathingp. 67
How to Give a Sponge Bathp. 68
How to Give a Regular Tub Bathp. 70
Dressingp. 72
The Baby Layette-What Is It?p. 73
How to Swaddle Your Babyp. 74
Onesies, Twosies, Threesies…What Are These Things?p. 76
Clothing Safetyp. 77
Sleepingp. 79
Time to Sleep-But Where?p. 80
Monitors-I Can Hear You!p. 84
Daycare or Childcarep. 87
What should I ask when looking for childcare?p. 90
Developmental/Playing/Learning-Milestones for Growthp. 93
Developmental Milestones for Your Newbornp. 94
Recommended Learning Activities (or How to Get Your Child into the Super Bowl/Harvard/Hollywood)p. 95
Guide to Your Newborn's Body from Head to Toe
Hair and Headp. 99
Hair Colorp. 99
Body Hairp. 99
Head-Shape, Bumps, and Soft Spotsp. 100
Preventing a Flat Headp. 101
Eyesp. 104
Color-Blue, Green, Brown?p. 104
Crossed Eyesp. 104
Vision-Can she see me?p. 105
Eye Goop or Drainagep. 105
Red Spots on the Eyeballp. 106
Earsp. 107
Shapep. 107
Hearingp. 107
Extra Holes or Skin Around the Earsp. 108
Cleaning Ears/Ear Waxp. 109
Nosep. 110
Aa-choo! Sneezingp. 110
Sniff, Snort! Congestion and Noisy Breathingp. 110
Mouthp. 112
White Tongue-Milk or Thrush?p. 112
White Bumps-Does my baby have teeth already?p. 113
Peeling Lips-Are they chapped?p. 113
Neckp. 114
Holding Up That Heavy Head-Can she get whiplash?p. 114
Tightness of the Neckp. 115
Lungs and Chestp. 117
Breathing Fast and Shallowlyp. 117
Chest Wall-Bumps Poking Out or Divots Poking Inp. 117
Extra Nipples or Spots on the Chestp. 118
Breast Buds-She's not a teenager yet!p. 119
Heartp. 120
Rapid Heart Beatsp. 120
Heart Murmurs-The doctor said he had a murmur!p. 120
Bellyp. 122
Umbilical Cordp. 122
Belly Button-Innie or Outie?p. 123
Umbilical Herniap. 123
What's That Noise?p. 125
His Belly is SO Big!p. 125
Genitals (Boys)p. 126
Circumcisionp. 126
Swollen Scrotump. 127
What Is a Hernia?p. 127
Genitals (Girls)p. 129
Vaginal Discharge (Mucus and Maybe Some Blood)p. 129
Labial Adhesionsp. 130
Vaginal Skin Tagsp. 130
Herniasp. 130
Movementsp. 131
Reflexes/Startle Responsep. 131
Shaking or Jitterinessp. 132
Arms and Legsp. 133
Funny Shapes of Hands, Feet, Fingers, and Toesp. 133
Nails-How to cut these nails?p. 134
Cold or Purple Hands and Feetp. 134
Clicks and Popsp. 134
Skinp. 136
Spots and Rashesp. 136
Jaundice: Yellow Color to the Skinp. 137
Diaper Rashesp. 138
Peeling Skin and Drynessp. 139
Birthmarksp. 140
Finding a Doctor-Interview Questionsp. 145
˘Red Flag÷ Listp. 148
Baby's Input and Output Chartp. 149
Checklist for Childcare/Daycare Interviewp. 151
Newborn Shopping Listp. 154
Web Resourcesp. 157
Indexp. 159
About the Authorp. 167
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This book if GREAT for new parents! April 19, 2011
I was given this book as a gift. I'm expecting our first baby in May and have been reading like crazy to prepare. This book covers in detail what a lot of the other books skip or just talk a little about. The photos are awesome and so helpful. I made my husband read it, too. I feel a lot more prepared now. I'm so glad that I got this and highly recommend it to anyone who is expecting their first baby. I think it will really help a lot during those sleepless nights to come!
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