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March 17, 2020
No matter what’s going on in the world, new parents need help navigating the early days and weeks with a new baby. The New Baby Blueprint gives them the information, resources, and tools they need to make early parenthood not just tolerable, but successful!
“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
“In this internet age of ‘experts’ giving advice on parenting, Dr Casares, a skilled pediatrician and mother, distills down volumes of information into a single, easy-to-read guide. Her book is honest and practical–a fresh focus on the mother’s needs as well as those of the infant. Her candidness about her own struggles with bringing her babies home, combined with her work with countless new mothers in her practice, informs this modern blueprint for the well-being of the professional mother and her family.” —Nicole Cirino, MD, reproductive psychiatrist; director, Women’s Mental Health Program, Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Center for Women’s Health; and professor of obstetrics and gynecology and of psychiatry, OHSU
“Dr Casares shares her expertise on newborns from her professional role as pediatrician and mom in a funny, practical, and down-to-earth manner. Her book provides the most practical advice for new moms that I have read . . . form preparing for the birth of the child to managing expectations of new moms and sharing her own personal experiences to giving parents-to-be all they need to know but were never told about having a baby. New moms everywhere will find this guide to being a parenting invaluable and refer to it again and again.” —Deborah Rumsey, executive director, Children’s Health Alliance
“Pediatricians often get emails, texts, and calls from friends seeking parenting advice from someone with a pediatric medical background. Dr. Casares wrote a book that meets this need! She blends practical parenting tips and medical knowledge in this fresh and fun perspective on parenting. It’s a great read for any parent who is interested in the pediatrician-mom perspective!” —Lauren Rose, MD, FAAP, newborn and pediatric hospitalist
“A wonderful, practical resource! With both the good sense of a mom who’s ‘been there, done that’ and the seasoned experience of a pediatrician who’s helped hundreds of moms navigate the same journey, Dr Casares offers wise guidance and practical tips to parents of newborns. Easy to read, it strikes the right balance between an overall approach to parenting and practical advice on the nitty-gritty details. It’s like having coffee with a best friend who, by the way, just happens to be an expert on all things related to new babies and new moms. I can’t imagine a better baby shower gift.” —Janelle Aby, MD, FAAP, author of The Newborn Book and clinical professor of pediatrics at Stanford University School of Medicine
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