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Pregnancy and Beyond


The Birth Book: Everything You Need to Know to Have a Safe and Satisfying Birth.
William Sears, MD, and Martha Sears, RN. Little, Brown and Company, 1994.
Advice on important choices about labor and delivery.

The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth: New Edition.
Sheila Kitzinger. 
Alfred A. Knopf, 2003.
A comprehensive look at today's strategies for a healthy pregnancy and birth, from one of the most celebrated British authors on childbirth, breastfeeding and early parenthood.

Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn: The Complete Guide, Expanded and Updated.
Penny Simkin, PT; Janet Whalley, RN, BSN; and Ann Keppler, RN, MN. 
Meadowbrook Press, 2001.
One of the leading manuals on pregnancy and childbirth, including the latest information on pregnancy risks, in-vitro fertilization, new medications, anesthesia and more.

Pregnancy Day by Day: The Expectant Mother's Diary, Record Book, and Guide.
Sheila Kitzinger and Vicky Bailey. Alfred A. Knopf, 2001.
A unique diary and pregnancy guide with over 250 watercolors and photographs.

Mayo Clinic Complete Book of Pregnancy & Baby's First Year.
Robert V. Johnson, MD, Editor. William Morrow, 1994.
A complete guide to pregnancy, childbirth, caring for your newborn and becoming a family, from one of the country's leading medical institutions.


Enfamil Resource Center

Knowledgeable consultants answer questions on a wide variety of topics. 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. CST/CDT, Monday through Friday and 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturdays, excluding holidays.

Helpful Websites

» American Baby
Everything expectant and new parents need to know about pregnancy and parenting, including prenatal and family health, as well as baby's growth and development.

Named “The first and still the best pediatric Web site” by Yahoo! Internet Life magazine.

» National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Explores the effects the environment may have on you and your growing baby.

» FDA, Office of Women's Health
Links to information about the effects of certain medicines on pregnant women and babies.

» Childbirth Connection
Published studies on pain management in labor, the first national survey of women's childbearing experiences and other scientific research.

» Fisher-Price®
Month-specific information on promoting your baby's mental and social growth, and a guide to age-appropriate toys.

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Baby Care and Safety


American Academy of Pediatrics Guide to Your Child's Sleep
George J. Cohen, MD, Editor. Villard Books, 1999.
Practical advice and strategies for raising your baby from birth through adolescence. How to get newborns to sleep. And how to create rituals for older children that make bedtime easier on everyone.

American Academy of Pediatrics: Your Baby's First Year
Steven P. Shelov, MD, Editor. Bantam Books, 2005
A month-by-month guide to your baby's growth, behavior and development, with a complete health encyclopedia, a detailed guide for coping with emergencies, and a calendar for immunization shots and medical tests. Also find guidance on choosing childcare, and safety tips for home and car.

Baby Steps: Revised and Updated.
Claire B. Kopp, PhD. Henry Holt and Company, LLC. 2003
Baby Steps leverages the most recent research the developing brain and behavior of a growing baby to walk you through the first two years of life.

Helpful Websites

» Fisher-Price®
A great site to help parents-to-be design their baby's room, with advice on choosing cribs, changing stations, baby monitors and other nursery essentials.

» Consumer Product Safety Commission
The latest recommendations on safe baby bedding for the first 12 months.

» Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
A government site with recommendations for keeping your healthy baby disease-free.

» American Academy of Pediatrics
Offers guidelines for choosing a car safety seat.

» American Academy of Pediatrics
For information on SIDS

» Child Development Institute
A wealth of information on child development.

» I Am Your Child
A list of great resources to help answer many parenting questions, from a national, nonprofit organization that raises awareness about the importance of early childhood development.

» Zero to Three
Sponsored by National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families, Zero to Three is focused on the first three years of your child's development. Find suggestions for helping your child learn, relate to others and lead a happy, productive life.

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American Academy of Pediatrics New Mother's Guide to Breastfeeding
Joan Younger Meek, MD, MS, RD, FAAP, IBCLC, Editor in Chief, with Sherill Tippins. Bantam Books, 2005.
A comprehensive resource for nursing moms and their partners.

American Academy of Pediatrics Guide to Your Child's Nutrition: Making Peace at the Table and Building Healthy Eating Habits for Life
William H. Dietz, MD, PhD, FAAP, and Loraine Stern, MD, FAAP, Editors. Villard Books, 1999.
An authoritative guide to childhood nutrition, with instructions on breast- and bottle-feeding, practical advice on introducing solids, preparing toddler meals, avoiding adolescent/parent food struggles and more.

Child of Mine: Feeding with Love and Good Sense: Completely Revised and Updated
Ellyn Satter. Bull Publishing Company, 2000.
Helpful strategies for encouraging children to try new foods. Provides insight into the link between temperament, development and feeding.

Helpful Websites

» International Formula Council
Provides factual information about feeding babies, the proper role of infant formula, and a baby's nutrition needs in the first year of life. Includes information for consumers, health professionals and the media, and updates on infant feeding research studies.

» U.S. Food & Drug Administration
FAQs from the FDA about formula.

» KidsHealth for Parents: Feeding Your Newborn, The Nemours Foundation
Information on breastfeeding, bottle-feeding and bonding with your baby.

» Nursing Mothers Counsel
This government-recommended site offers tips and advice on breastfeeding.

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Every Woman's Guide to Eating During Pregnancy
Martha Rose Shulman and Jane L. Davis, MD. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2002.

American Dietetic Association Complete Food and Nutrition Guide, 3rd Edition
Roberta Larson Duyff, MS, RD, FADA, CFCS. John Wiley & Sons, 2006.
Encyclopedic resource on the science of nourishment, including prenatal and postnatal nutrition and child feeding recommendations.

Nutrition for a Healthy Pregnancy: The Complete Guide to Eating Before, During, and After Your Pregnancy, Second Edition
Elizabeth Somer, MA, RD. Henry Holt and Company, 2002.
An easy-to-use nutritional guide that includes the latest research on prenatal nutrition and its effect on heart disease, diabetes, hypertension and other diseases.

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Tools and Activities for Baby


The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Board Book. Eric Carle. Philomel Books, 1994.

White on Black
Board Book. Tana Hoban. Greenwillow, 1993.
Exquisitely simple, this book provides high contrast for developing eyes.

Big Red Barn
Board Book. Margaret Wise Brown; illustrated by Felicia Bond. HarperFestival, 1995.
Help your baby develop listening skills and enjoy making fun animal sounds.

The Right Stuff for Children Birth to 8: Selecting Play Materials to Support Development
Martha Bronson. National Association for the Education of Young Children, 1995.
An excellent guide for choosing toys to encourage your child's development.

Peek-a-Boo! Fisher-Price® Step-by-Step Books
Board Book. Ellen Weiss. Reader's Digest Children's Books, 2000.
Helps baby enhance eye and language development.

The Runaway Bunny
Board Book. Margaret Wise Brown; illustrated by Clement Hurd. HarperFestival, 1991.

Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? Dr. Seuss's Book of Wonderful Noises
Board Book. Dr. Seuss. Random House; 1996.
Explore a range of sounds while enriching your baby's listening skills.

This Little Piggy
Pop-up Book. Illustrated by Jane Manning. HarperFestival, 1997.
Encourages your baby to watch and listen, helping to develop both language skills and vision. With moving parts for baby to play with.

Goodnight Moon
Board Book. Margaret Wise Brown; illustrated by Clement Hurd. HarperFestival, 1991.

Owl Babies
Board Book. Martin Waddell; illustrated by Patrick Benson. Candlewick Press, 1996.
Stunning woodcut-like panorama will help develop your baby's visual perception.

Where's Spot?
Board Book. Eric Hill. Penguin Books, 2003.

DVD and Video Resources

Baby Mozart and other Baby Einstein™ DVDs
TNT Media Group
Designed to enhance the development of your baby's vision and hearing.

Bee Smart Baby™ Action Words! DVDs
TNT Media Group
Infants watch their peers at play and learn through engaging visuals.

Playtime for Newborns™ Video
Baby Playtime, Inc.
Demonstrates simple one-on-one exercises, cuddling and rocking techniques and basic infant massage.

Helpful Websites

» Grow-with-Me Parenting Guide
Offers recommendations for age-appropriate toys and activities.

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These suggested materials have been recommended by third parties and are presented as a means of providing information to those in search of baby care resources. Mead Johnson has not reviewed or endorsed these materials.