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book review: "Baby 411"

If you are in search of one comprehensive "go to guide" for your baby's first year of life - Baby411 is it!  Dr. Ari Brown, a pediatrician, and Denise Fields (author of another wonderful must read "Baby Bargains") have compiled a wonderful reference book for parents that has the perfect combination of medical information and practical parenting advice (both are moms of young children themselves). 

Some of my favorite sections include:

- Every chapter contains various practical parenting tips labeled "Helpful Hints." refutes some myths labeled "Old Wives Tales," identifies "Red Flags" for parents for things that require medical attention, summarizes the main points with under the heading "Bottom Line" and also provides "Insider Tips" from the MD including things like "The best time to schedule a pediatric appointment" and "How to make friends with your pediatric office staff"

- The feeding chapters include detailed explanation of how many ounces of breastmilk or formula a baby requires at various ages,   tips on troubleshooting the various challenges of breastfeeding (overproduction/engorgement, underproduction, nipple soreness/latch problems, etc), and when and how to introduce solid foods

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