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Dr. R. K. Anand's Guide to Child Care
Dr. Anand's handbook offers a definitive guide to the Indian parent on pregnancy and child-rearing from infancy to adolescence. Authored
by one of India's foremost paediatricians and an internationally renowned authority on breastfeeding, the volume combines the knowledge
of traditional Indian childrearing practices with the latest medical developments in child care. Besides chapters on "immunization",
"learning and schooling" and "diet for adolescents", a range of guest articles make the book exhaustive and invaluable.
previously as the Penguin India Guide to Child Care, this revised and updated edition of Dr. Anand's handbook offers a definitive guide
to the Indian parent on pregnancy and childrearing from infancy to the teenage years. Authored by one of India's foremost paediatricians
and an internationally renowned authority on breastfeeding, the book combines knowledge of traditional Indian childrearing practices
with the latest medical developments in child care.
Dr. R. K. Anand, MD (Paediatrics), FIAP (India), FRCP (Edinburgh), DCH (London), is one of India’s senior-most Paediatricians and is the
Head of the Department of Paediatrics and Neonatology at Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai. He is a Fellow of the Indian
Academy of Pediatrics and of the Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh. Dr. Anand has been an advisor and a resource person for the
child care programmes of several organisations such as UNICEF, World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action and Association for Consumers’
Action on Safety and Health. He has been a regular contributor to national and international scientific journals, and has authored
several books on child care.
"First-of-its-kind for Indian mothers and a must-have for any
The Times of India
Listed as a bestseller by
Crossword, Indian Review of Books, India Today, The Asian Age,
Sunday Mid-day, and English Speaking Union Newsletter (ESU Newsletter).
Dr. Anand's Guide to Child Care answers questions such as:
- Is there a right age to have a baby?
- What can I do when my baby cries?
- Can a working mother successfully breastfeed?
- How helpful is a joint family in bringing up children?
- How should we handle our fussy eater?
- Is my child ready for toilet-training?
- Are vaccines safe?
- When is the right age for sex education?
- How can I raise a happy child?
- Are drugs overprescribed for childhood illnesses?
- How should we handle our teenager?
- What should I do in a medical emergency?
No book can be a substitute for the advice of a good doctor.
Your family physician or paediatrician knows you and your child.
So you must consult them for your child's problem.
Copyright © 2008 by Dr. R. K. Anand.
Cover Design: Radhi Parekh
Cover Illustration: Mickey Patel
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