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Your Newborn: Head to Toe: Everything You Want to Know About Your Baby's Health through The First Year Paperback – February 11, 2004
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Working on "The Care and Keeping of You" series has been a career highlight. With more than 4 million copies sold, these books speak directly to tweens and teens, much like Cara used to do in the office. They provide important information about growing up without creating anxiety. Today, Cara is a leading consultant and speaker in the tween health space.
Cara doesn't just know this topic, she lives it: she has a 12-year old daughter and an 10-year old son keeping it real. She graduated from Harvard College and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
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In the section on circumcision, she is also out of date. She suggests that circumcisions are not painful to infants less than 1 month and do not require anesthesia. This has been proven false in several studies. She also understates the risk factors and complications of circumcisions, while overstating the complications of leaving the child intact.
If you are looking for a book to repeat all the same information you have been hearing about babies for the last 20 years, this is your book. If you are looking for an accurate, upto date book on children, look elsewhere.
Infant feeding is just one aspect of the book, but because it's such a very important one, the author loses credibility.
Better baby "manuals" that are based on the scientific literature and on a baby's developmental needs (and that are also written by pediatricians, incidentally) are "The Baby Book: Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby from Birth to Age Two (Revised and Updated Edition)" and "Listening to Your Baby: A New Approach to Parenting Your Newborn."
Dr. Natterson appears to mean well, but her information is inaccurate and her tone is often misleading. She identifies problems and fails to identify solutions. She has made several factual errors.
There are numerous solid reliable baby care handbooks available that do not suffer from these problems. I recommend consulting one of those. (The Baby Book by Sears, The AAP Guide, etc.)
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In a word, this book is simply a TREMENDOUS resource for any parent. Cara Familian Natterson is a very highly regarded pediatrician is the greater los angeles area. Read morePublished on August 4, 2004 by Daniel S Levi
Dr. Natterson overviews all sorts of concerns that new parents have about their babies, in an informed and comforting way. Read morePublished on August 4, 2004 by Anonymous
Boy or girl, first-born or fifth-born, tall or short, twin, triplet, or single, chubby or skinny, whatever ... Read morePublished on April 13, 2004
Although seemingly comprehensive from a glance at the contents, "Your Newborn Head to Toe" presents just the very basics. Read morePublished on April 3, 2004 by Amazon Customer
This book is better than any of the other baby books on the market. If you have a question, concern or issue regarding your baby's health, don't panic. Read morePublished on February 20, 2004 by Annie B.