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Take A Deep Breath: Clear The Air For The Health Of Your Child

Take A Deep Breath: Clear The Air For The Health Of Your Child

by Nina L Shapiro
Take A Deep Breath: Clear The Air For The Health Of Your Child

Take A Deep Breath: Clear The Air For The Health Of Your Child

by Nina L Shapiro


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At some point during childhood, 80 to 90% of all children have a breathing problem. ‘Take a Deep Breath’ is a comprehensive, accessible, and indispensible guide for parents, caregivers, teachers, and healthcare providers on the subject of children's breathing issues.From the uppermost part of the airway — the nose, to the lowermost part — the lungs, Dr Nina Shapiro explains which problems are truly worrisome, and which are actually normal stages in a child's growth. ‘Take a Deep Breath’ will enable you to do just that, take a deep breath, and get a better, clearer understanding of what's going on when a child breathes in and out.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789814354974
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/23/2011
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction xv

Section 1 Newborn to Three Months 1

Chapter 1 Nose-Breathing a Must! 3

Chapter 2 Throaty Gurgles: The Low-Down on the Lazy Voice Box 13

Chapter 3 Newborn Breathing Issues Related to Feeding 23

Chapter 4 Back to Sleep and Beyond: SIDS Prevention 31

Chapter 5 Wheezing: Can a Newborn Have Asthma? 39

Chapter 6 Respiratory Infections in Newborns 47

Chapter 7 Clear the Air for Your Newborn 57

Section 2 Three Months to One Year 65

Chapter 8 Stuffy Nose in Babies: What's Up There? 67

Chapter 9 Throaty Noises and Stridor 77

Chapter 10 Feeding Issues for Healthy Breathing 85

Chapter 11 Sleepy Breathing in the First Year 99

Chapter 12 Respiratory Illnesses in Babies: Croup and Crud 109

Chapter 13 Nebulizers: What's in Them? 121

Chapter 14 Clear the Air for the First Year 129

Section 3 One to Five Years 137

Chapter 15 Stuffy Nose/Runny Nose/Sinusitis - From Friends and Foes 139

Chapter 16 Snoring: What's That Noise? 153

Chapter 17 Choking Hazards: What is Safe to Eat? 163

Chapter 18 Hoarseness in Toddlers and Preschoolers: Shhhhh! 171

Chapter 19 Wheezing and Coughing: When is it Asthma? 179

Chapter 20 Respiratory Illnesses in Toddlers and Preschoolers: Yuck! 189

Chapter 21 Clear the Air for Your Child 199

Appendix 207

Glossary 209

Vaccine Recommendations 227

CPR for Infants and Children 231

Index 235

What People are Saying About This

Nancy Snyderman

Take a Deep Breath is a breath of fresh air for every parent and doctor who cares about children. Dr Nina Shapiro cuts through what we need to know, and reassuringly tells us what we dont need to worry about. A must read for every parent and grandparent. (Nancy Snyderman, NBC News Chief Medical Editor)

Cara Natterson

Take A Deep Breath will keep parents from hyperventilating! It is the perfect handbook of breathing written by an impeccable surgeon who is, first and foremost, a mom. If this book were required for every new parent, it would save pediatricians a lot of time and parents a lot of heartache. (Cara Natterson, Author of 'Worry Proof: A Pediatrician (and Mom) Explains Which Foods, Medicines, and Chemicals to Avoid to Have Safe and Healthy Children')

Ari Brown

Take a Deep Breath is the ultimate go-to guide for breathing issues in childhood. Written in a clear, easy-to-read Q and A style, and divided by common issues in each age group, Dr Nina Shapiro teaches parents what they need to know, when to worry and when to relax about common health issues choking prevention and asthma, and what to do when your toddler sticks a toy up his nose! (Ari Brown, Author of the 'Baby 411' book series)

Tanya Remer Altmann

Take a Deep Breath is a must read for any parent or caregiver who has ever questioned or considered a child's breathing. From the top of the nose to the bottom of the lungs, Dr Nina Shapiro, simply and practically explains when you should worry, when you can relax and what you need to know to ensure that everyone in your house breathes easier today, tonight and for the rest of their life. (Tanya Remer Altmann, Author of 'Mommy Calls: Dr Tanya Answers Parents Top 101 Questions About Babies and Toddlers (AAP)')

Scott W. Cohen

New parents are often overloaded with information, but Dr Shapiro succeeds in writing a book that is straightforward and easy to read, allowing the reader to get the big picture and understand what to worry about, and more importantly, what not to worry about. Take a Deep Breath will undoubtedly set your mind at ease and help everyone breathe a little easier. (Scott W. Cohen, Author of 'Eat, Sleep, Poop: A Common Sense Guide to Your Baby's First Year')

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