• Mayo Clinic Releases Guide Book for New Parents

ROCHESTER, Minn. - May 10, 2012.  Becoming a new parent is exciting and overwhelming. Mayo Clinic Guide to Your Baby's First Year gives current, detailed information and wisdom from trusted Mayo Clinic pediatricians, who are parents themselves. Mayo Clinic's comprehensive, easy-to-use book offers new parents trusted advice that's at their fingertips when they bring baby home.
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"Being a mother to three young children, I can relate to the joys and challenges of parenting from my perspective as both a mother and a doctor," says Mayo Clinic pediatrician Esther Krych, M.D., medical co-editor of the book. "Mayo Clinic Guide to Your Baby's First Year is a one-stop guide for caring for an infant. From baby-care basics, to month-by-month development, to health and safety, this book covers it all. It is an easy-to-navigate and easy-to-understand guide that all new parents can trust."

Mayo Clinic Guide to Your Baby's First Year is the second in a series of parenting guides developed by Mayo Clinic obstetric and pediatric experts. The book covers the essentials of what parents should expect during their baby's first year of life along with answers to every new parent's questions about common skin rashes, growth and development, immunizations, common illnesses and concerns, how to bond and comfort the baby, and other important topics. The book includes full-color photos and these six sections to help new parents quickly find the information they're looking for:

  • Part 1: Caring for Your Baby
  • Part 2: Baby's Health and Safety
  • Part 3: Growth and Development Month by Month
  • Part 4: Common Illnesses and Concerns
  • Part 5: Managing and Enjoying Parenthood
  • Part 6: Special Circumstances

Published by Good Books, Mayo Clinic Guide to Your Baby's First Year is now available in print online and at book retailers nationwide; an ebook edition is also available from online retailers. The book is the companion to Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy, which guides parents through pregnancy and delivery. New parents can visit the Mayo Clinic Healthy Child Facebook page for day-to-day questions, infant care tips and important updates. Mayo Clinic's proceeds from the book will support medical education and research at Mayo.


About Mayo Clinic:

Recognizing 150 years of serving humanity in 2014, Mayo Clinic is a nonprofit worldwide leader in medical care, research and education for people from all walks of life. For more information, visit 150years.mayoclinic.orgwww.mayoclinic.org and newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org.

Media Contact: Kelley Luckstein, 507-284-5005 (days), newsbureau@mayo.edu

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