This is an informative and useful guide for parents, midwives and interested medical students regarding the newborn baby and the first few months of life. The book includes a detailed examination of the newborn baby including developmental reflexes, the assessment of gestational age, the possible temperament and laterality of the baby and other common congenital anomalies. It also discusses breast feeding and it’s benefits, milk allergies and gastro-oesophageal reflux.
Other chapters include various common conditions such as jaundice and it’s management. It also outlines a management programme for behavioural problems for the older child.