Let’s face it: babies don’t do much. So when we want to know how a baby is feeling, we look at how they are eating, sleeping, and pooping. But baby digestion is a complicated landscape, and most parents struggle to interpret everything from burps and grunts to diapers and spit-up. In fact, for parents of newborns, digestive issues are one of the leading causes of pediatrician visits.
Enter Bryan Vartabedian, MD, one of America’s top pediatric gastroenterologists. In Looking Out for Number Two, Dr. Vartabedian draws on more than twenty years of experience as a doctor and father to present an insightful yet irreverent guide to newborn digestive health: what goes in, what comes out, and what it all means.
In this accessible, easy-to-use manual, Dr. Vartabedian tackles everything from standard questions about burping positions and bowel movements to hot-button issues like the role of the microbiome in the development of allergies and the debate over breast milk versus formula. Throughout, he soothes parents’ concerns and answers their most urgent question: “Is this normal?”
Complete with illustrations, lively anecdotes, and a healthy dose of humor, Looking Out for Number Two is required reading for every new parent and sure to become an instant classic.