The New Baby Blueprint is a modern, empathetic guide to preparing for a baby and those first few days, weeks, and months of being a parent. From basic newborn care to breastfeeding success and from childcare choices to the emotional ups and downs of early motherhood,
The New Baby Blueprint's advice combines health and safety information from the American Academy of Pediatrics with honest insights from Dr. Casares' parenting experiences, doling out help for new mothers, including:
– Breastfeeding Tips
– Finding a Nanny or a Childcare Center
– Self-Care for First Time Moms
– Preparing to Parent with a Partner
"They say motherhood doesn’t come with a manual, but The New Baby Blueprint, brought to you by the American Academy of Pediatrics, comes pretty close. Author Whitney Casares, a pediatrician and mom of two, walks expectant parents through all the essentials of prepping for baby’s arrival, including what to expect in the first days and weeks, and how to prepare your home, your partner and your brain for having a newborn—all through a relatable mix of humor and practical advice."
—Ashlee Neuman, The Bump
Whitney Casares, MD, MPH, FAAP is a pediatrician and a mom to two young girls in Portland, Oregon. After completing her undergraduate degree in Journalism, she completed her medical school training at The University of Vermont and her pediatrics residency training at Stanford University. She also holds a Masters of Public Health in Maternal and Child Health from The University of California, Berkeley.
She cares for children and adolescents as a full-time, Board-certified pediatrician in Portland, Oregon. She knows from experience what it’s like to welcome a new baby into the world and what it’s like to make sure those babies thrive in their first days, weeks and months.