The Newborn Book: A Practical Reference of Physical Findings in Newborns

The Newborn Book

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Unique Features


In-depth information on over 250 topics

Extensive differential diagnoses for each condition

Addresses breastfeeding and lactation management for at-risk mother-baby dyads

References listed by topic to facilitate further research


"I have been board certified in neonatology for over 30 years and this is by far the best done and most extensive collection of newborn images I have seen."

Bill Walsh, MD Professor of Pediatrics

"This text is an excellent collection of photographs of a variety of conditions that are seen in the otherwise well neonate. It is an essential text in any newborn regular care nursery, well child clinic, and primary care office."

Basil Zitelli, MD Professor of Pediatrics

"I am of the opinion that this book should be present in every nursery and over time will become a 'classic.' "

Avroy A. Fanaroff, MD Professor of Neonatology

"Impressive from the very first page, this is a resource like no other. Packed with high quality photos, it covers every usual physical aspect of normal newborns, as well as countless variations one might also encounter on exam."

Nancy L. Kraft, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

Dr. Janelle Aby

Janelle L. Aby, MD is a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Stanford University and is the Medical Director of the Newborn Nursery at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. She is passionate about training medical students, nurses, and physicians in the care of newborns including the recognition of physical findings specific to newborns.

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