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Heading Home With Your Newborn
Heading Home With Your Newborn

Heading Home With Your Newborn

From Birth to Reality


391 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket, Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $16.95 (US $16.95) (CA $22.95)

Publication Date: September 2020

ISBN 9781610024242

Rights: WOR

American Academy of Pediatrics (Sep 2020)
American Academy Of Pediatrics


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New moms and dads often wish for an instruction manual to their new baby—this is it!

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.


"One of the best guides to the first year of your baby's life." --Parents Magazine "This book packs the advice of a parenting class, a doctor's visit, and a best friend into one indispensable package." --Library Journal "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"

Author Biography

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 and a content reviewer for She has been a health expert for,, and the Parents magazine advisory board. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia.