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Mama Doc Medicine : Finding Calm and Confidence in Parenting, Child Health, and Work-Life Balance
by M.D. Wendy Sue Swanson


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"Parents want to do what's right," explains Mama Doc blogger and physician Wendy Sue Swanson. Yet many parents find that defining what's right can sometimes be elusive, so Dr. Swanson has created this innovative guide to help.
Pediatrician, mother and blogger Dr.
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Overview

"Parents want to do what's right," explains Mama Doc blogger and physician Wendy Sue Swanson. Yet many parents find that defining what's right can sometimes be elusive, so Dr. Swanson has created this innovative guide to help.
Pediatrician, mother and blogger Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson helps decipher today's conflicting medical opinions, offers helpful online resources, and shares what she's learned over many years from her patients, friends and family in this enlightening guide to parenting.

Based on the popular SeattleMamaDoc blog, Mama Doc Medicine is a timely collection of almost 100 entries grouped under the following headings:
1. Prevention for Infants and Toddlers
2. Social-Emotional Support
3. Immunizations
4. Work-Life Balance/Mothering

Using Dr. Swanson's experience as a mother and physician, this book provides simple answers to the "how," "what," "why," and "who" questions of parenting.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781581108378
  • ISBN-10: 1581108370
  • Publisher: American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Publish Date: March 2014
  • Page Count: 389
  • Dimensions: 9.4 x 5.9 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.25 pounds


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Books > Family & Relationships > Parenting - General
Books > Health & Fitness > Children's Health

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2014-01-20
  • Reviewer: Staff

Pediatrician, mother of two, and “Seattle Mamma Doc” blogger Swanson combines some of her most popular blog posts with new information in this helpful guide for parents. Swanson has a busy pediatric clinic schedule, so she understands the struggle to balance family life and professional responsibilities. Arranged in four sections (“Prevention,” “Social-Emotional Support,” “Immunizations,” and “Work-Life Balance/Mothering”), her guide is practical as well as personal. Swanson shares her vulnerabilities and fears: admitting to “helicopter parent” tendencies, she frets about her baby’s soft spot, and panics at the thought of the bouncy house and a certain bike her son rides. In addition, she writes with candor about her (ultimately unfounded) doubts that she could love a second child as much as the first. Wearing her doctor hat (and partnering here with the AAP), Swanson devotes an entire section to defending immunizations; while recognizing parental concerns, she is a strong proponent of their use. She supports technology and encourages parents to seek information online, from reputable sources. Parents looking for current research as well as friendly advice will appreciate Swanson’s centered approach to doctoring and parenting. (Mar.)

 
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