AAP eBooks

Errol R. Alden

  • Your Baby’s First Year - (English version)
    Your Baby’s First Year - (English version)
    By American Academy of Pediatrics
    Edited by Steven P. Shelov, MD, MS, FAAP

    American Academy of Pediatrics; Steven P. Shelov, MD, MS, FAAP, Editor in Chief

  • Caring for Your Baby and Young Child, 5th edition
    Caring for Your Baby and Young Child, 5th edition: Birth to Age 5
    Edited by Steven P. Shelov, MD, MS, FAAP and Tanya Remer Altmann, MD, FAAP

    The trusted guide that parents have turned to for nearly 20 years just got even better--with new chapters on sleep and allergies, along with new content on resilience, prebiotics and probiotics, and other healthy lifestyle topics. Information on obesity, exercise, and nutrition has been expanded as well. AAP flagship consumer title with more than 400 million copies in print.

  • Allergies and Asthma
    Allergies and Asthma: What Every Parent Needs to Know
    Edited by Michael J. Welch, MD, FAAAAI, FAAP, CPI

    Allergies and Asthma: What Every Parent Needs to Know is an invaluable resource for parents and caregivers trying to cope with the challenges of childhood asthma and allergies. First published 10 years ago, this well-organized guide covers such topics as: Identifying allergies and asthma, Preventing attacks, Minimizing triggers and avoiding allergens, Choosing medications wisely, Explaining allergies to young children, Helping children of all ages manage symptoms, What to do if a potentially life-threatening allergic reaction or asthma attack occurs. Allergies and Asthma now provides updated information on allergies--including the latest findings on food allergies and treatments--along with new approaches for monitoring asthma control, with expanded recommendations for children. The second edition provides new guidance on medications, new recommendations on patient education in settings beyond the physician's office, and new advice for controlling environmental factors that can cause asthma symptoms. Table of Contents includes: Allergies and Asthma Explained, Establishing the Diagnosis, Skin Allergies, Hay Fever (Allergic Rhinitis), Food Allergies, Killer Allergies: Anaphalaxis, Approaches to Allergy Treatments, An Overview of Asthma, Common Asthma Triggers and How to Identify Them,

    Asthma in Infants and Toddlers, Approaches to Asthma Treatments, How Environmental and Lifestyle Factors Affect Asthma

    Teaching Your Child the Basics of Self Care, Appendices, Hidden Sources of Food Allergens, Sources for Information About Allergies and Asthma, Sources of Allergy and Asthma Products, Practical Publications on Allergies and Asthma, Resources from the American Academy of Pediatrics, Glossary, and Index. About the Editor: Michael J. Welch, MD, FAAAAI, FAAP, CPI, is codirector of the Allergy and Asthma Medical Group and Research Center in San Diego, CA, and clinical professor at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. Dr Welch earned his medical degree at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he later completed an internship and residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in allergy/immunology. Dr Welch is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. He is past president of the San Diego Allergy Society and the California Society of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. He lives in San Diego.

  • ADHD, 2nd edition
    ADHD, 2nd edition: What Every Parent Needs to Know
    Edited by Michael I. Reiff, MD, FAAP

    Expert Advice From the American Academy of Pediatrics. ADHD: What Every Parent Needs to Know is a balanced guide to help you and your child meet the many challenges of the often misunderstood disorder. This invaluable resource provides accurate, up-to-date information on: Evaluation and diagnosis, Coexisting conditions, Behavior therapy, ADHD and academics, The role of medication, Complementary and alternative treatments, ADHD and the teenage years, Effective skills for parenting children and adolescents with ADHD, and so much more. Written in clear, accessible language, this thoroughly updated second edition includes the latest information on diagnosis, ADHD medications, and guidance on preschoolers and adolescents with ADHD. A new chapter on advocacy, updates on special education services and laws, and the role of the medical home are also featured.

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
    Autism Spectrum Disorders: What Every Parent Needs to Know
    By American Academy of Pediatrics and Winnie Yu
    Edited by Alan I. Rosenblatt, MD, FAAP and Paul S. Carbone, MD, FAAP

    Autism Spectrum Disorders: What Every Parent Needs to Know is an invaluable resource for parents and caregivers of children who have been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

  • Sleep
    Sleep: What Every Parent Needs to Know
    By American Academy of Pediatrics
    Edited by Rachel Y. Moon, MD, FAAP

    About 20 to 30 percent of infants and toddlers have sleep problems, and these concerns are among the most common behavioral issues doctors hear about. Pediatricians usually find that the sleep problems parents are concerned about are often ones that could have been avoided.

  • New Mother’s Guide to Breastfeeding
    New Mother’s Guide to Breastfeeding
    By American Academy of Pediatrics and Winnie Yu
    Edited by Joan Younger Meek, MD, MS, RD, FAAP, IBCLC

    New Mother's Guide to Breastfeeding, 2nd Edition

    American Academy of Pediatrics; Joan Younger Meek, MD, MS, RD, FAAP, IBCLC, Editor in Chief

    New 2nd Edition! With everything new mothers need to know about breastfeeding, this fully revised and updated edition covers more than a decade's worth of the latest research! Offering the most up-to-date information and statistics about the benefits of nursing, sage advice on how to establish a breastfeeding routine, and troubleshooting tips, the second edition of New Mother's Guide to Breastfeeding will provide new and expectant moms with everything they need to know about breastfeeding.

    It takes time (and practice!) for mom and baby to adjust to the new routine. Helping to smooth the process, this book provides easy-to-understand guidance and the latest medical findings to ensure that the breastfeeding experience is a healthy and positive one. Complete with more than 50 illustrations and drawings, numerous Q&A sidebars addressing common questions and concerns, and a handy list of other breastfeeding resources, New Mother's Guide to Breastfeeding is an indispensable tool. This updated version covers more than a decade's worth of the latest research, including:

    * New research on ways breastfeeding can stave off childhood allergies and obesity

    * Expanded coverage of proper nutrition for nursing mothers, including vitamin, mineral, and supplementation recommendations

    * Information for mothers preparing for the first feeding and adjusting to home, family, and work as a nursing mother

    * Proven ways to establish a nursing routine and what to do when mom returns to work

    * Information on handling special situations like premature birth and C-sections

    * Mom-tested solutions to common breastfeeding challenges

    Under the direction of one of the country's preeminent lactation experts, editor-in-chief Joan Younger Meek, MD, MS, RD, FAAP, IBCLC, this outstanding guide was developed with the assistance of numerous contributors from the AAP and is the essential resource for getting new moms and their babies off to the healthiest start possible.

    ABOUT THE EDITOR

    Joan Younger Meek, MD, MS, RD, FAAP, IBCLC,. is a Board Certified Pediatrician, Registered Dietician, and Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant. A previous Board Member and Past President of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine and Chair of the U.S. Breastfeeding Committee (2008-2010), she is the mother of three breastfed children and grandmother of two breastfed children.

  • Caring for Your Baby and Young Child: Birth to Age 5 (Spanish version) - El Cuidado De Su Hijo Pequeño
    Caring for Your Baby and Young Child: Birth to Age 5 (Spanish version) - El Cuidado De Su Hijo Pequeño
    By American Academy of Pediatrics
    Edited by Steven P. Shelov, MD, MS, FAAP and Robert E. Hannemann, MD, FAAP

    This Spanish version of Caring for Your Baby and Young Child: Birth to Age 5 offers a wealth of parenting resources and tools for Spanish speakers: Guidelines and milestones for physical, emotional, social, and cognitive growth; A complete health encyclopedia covering injuries, illnesses, congenital diseases, and other disabilities; Guidelines for prenatal and newborn care with sections on maternal nutrition, exercise, and screening tests during pregnancy; An in-depth guide to breastfeeding, including its benefits, techniques, and challenges; A complete guide for immunizations and updated information on vaccine safety; A guide for choosing child care programs and car safety seats; Ways to reduce your child’s exposure to environmental hazards such as tobacco smoke; Winner of the ‘Best Health Book’ award at the 2001 Latino Hall of Fame Awards.

  • Caring for Your School-Age Child Ages 5 To 12
    Caring for Your School-Age Child Ages 5 To 12
    By American Academy of Pediatrics
    Edited by Edward L. Schor, MD, FAAP

    This invaluable volume was prepared under the editorial direction of distinguished pediatrician Edward L. Schor, M.D., and draws on the contributions and practical wisdom of more than 60 pediatric specialists and a seven-member AAP editorial review board. Written in a warm, accessible style and illustrated with more than 100 helpful drawings and diagrams, this book gives you the information you need to safeguard your child’s most precious asset: his or her health. In Caring for Your School-Age Child you’ss find: A guide to your child’s personal and social development, including the stages of puberty. Guidance on being involved in your child’s schooling, from starting school to developing good homework habits and reinforcing learning, Practical suggestions for dealing with sibling rivalry, bed-wetting, and temper tantrums, The best ways to encourage good nutrition and physical fitness, Advice on effective discipline and optimal nurturing, Plus reliable information on: Choosing childcare and when your child wants to babysit, Safety and inury prevention, plus handling emergency situations, Learning disabilities, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and stuttering, Common medical problems, from colds to swimmer’s ear, Chronic conditions and diseases, including asthma and diabetes, and much more.

  • Nutrition
    Nutrition: What Every Parent Needs to Know
    By American Academy of Pediatrics
    Edited by William H Dietz, MD, PhD, FAAP and Loraine Stern, MD, FAAP

    Nutrition: What Every Parent Needs to Know, 2nd Edition, gives parents all the information and strategies they need to meet the dietary needs of children from birth through adolescence, as well as the facts about standards of weight and height; eating disorders and special dietary needs, alternative diets and supplements; allergies; dealing with outside influences such as grandparents, neighbors, and television; and concerns over food safety. This new second edition provides updated growth charts and the new USDA MyPlate model for healthy eating, as well as updated information on topics such as: BPA, Breastfeeding, Constipation, Fish, mercury, Omega-3 fatty acids, Hiding foods, Obesity, Organic Foods, Physical activity, Picky eaters, Sodium, Vitamins, and much more.

  • Caring for Your Baby and Young Child, 6th Ed
    Caring for Your Baby and Young Child, 6th Ed: Birth to Age 5
    Edited by Steven P. Shelov, MD, MS, FAAP, Tanya Remer Altmann, MD, FAAP and Robert E. Hannermann, MD, FAAP

    NEW 6th edition!

    This essential resource from the most respected organization on child health is the one guide pediatricians routinely recommend and parents can safely trust.

    New and updated content includes:

    New chapter on the effects of media and technology exposure in children

    Updated Developmental Disability chapter

    Updated content using the latest cutting-edge research on early brain development

    Updated breastfeeding and nutrition content and policies

    Obesity updates

    Safety...

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