Congratulations to Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, probably better known to many of you as Seattle Mama Doc, per her popular blog! Dr. Swanson’s first book, Mama Doc Medicine: Finding Calm and Confidence in Parenting, Child-Health, and Work-Life Balance, is sure to be a hit with both her colleagues and with parents everywhere.
The book is divided into four parts that each contains a wealth of practical information, infographics and call-out boxes called “Mama Doc Vitals:”
- Prevention – Colic, feeding, sunscreen, television, guns, video games, bouncy houses, and many more topics are covered in this 140-page section.
- Social-Emotional Support – Naps, tantrums, playing, and anxiety are among the topics covered in this 66-page section related to feelings and socialization.
- Immunizations – Cocooning, measles, alternative schedules, vaccine exemptions and all of the other popular topics related to immunizations can be found in the 80-plus pages of this section.
- Work-Life Balance/Mothering – For mothers everywhere, this may well be the section of the book that gets dog-eared first. Addressing working moms, juggling working and breastfeeding, playing multiple roles in addition to mom, and other related-topics, this 70-page section is sure to be useful for today’s moms.
The book concludes with a modernized resource list that includes blogs, Twitter accounts (by focus), Facebook, and traditional websites.
Add it to your library today: Amazon; Barnes and Noble.