內容簡介 A new baby brings joy, questions, and-as the coronavirus pandemic continues-even more anxiety than ever. Now caregivers can "Ask Dr. Ed" how to nurture and protect a baby from birth to 12 months in Baby's First Year: A Survival Guide For New & Experienced Parents. The book showcases the experience and expertise of Dr. Eduardo Sanchez, a proud father of five-including a new baby boy who was born while writing this book. In it, "Dr. Ed" draws upon his 25+ years of providing medical care for thousands of babies, children, and teens. He does this at Clinica Del Norte Pediatrics, which he founded in the community where he grew up in San Antonio, Texas. "A baby is life's greatest gift, but he or she doesn't come with instructions," says Dr. Sanchez, who has a doctorate in Nursing and serves families from around the world. "Parents ask me so many questions, and that inspired me to compile the answers in a book that's easy to use to find answers quickly." Since babies don't come with an owner's manual or a set of instructions, and parents ask me so many questions, I decided to simplify and demystify the newborn baby experience by creating this small book containing the most crucial and helpful information about Baby's first 12 months. The book includes a special section on how to protect babies and children during the coronavirus pandemic. Dr. Sanchez' family-oriented, entrepreneurial spirit comes from his Mexican-born parents, who owned and operated businesses. Dr. Sanchez began working at age nine-delivering newspapers, cleaning a barber shop, and working in construction. After high school, he became a teen parent and supported his family by joining the U.S. Army. After Basic Training and Specialized Training, he was stationed in Heidelberg, Germany. A Green to Gold Active Duty Scholarship enabled him to attend Prairie View A&M University in Houston. After commissioning as a second lieutenant, he pursued a graduate degree from Texas Woman's University, and a doctorate degree from Maryville University as a Jonas Veteran Scholar. In 2002, after eight years in the Army Reserve, he returned to San Antonio and founded Clinica del Norte Pediatrics PLLC. He serves on many health-oriented boards and is board chairman for TYME to Empower, an organization helping teen parents excel with education and career success.