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Mommy Calls

Dr. Tanya Answers Parents' Top 101 Questions About Babies and Toddlers

Tanya Remer Altmann, MD, FAAP

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The new must-have resource for parents of children up to age three! Small enough to fit in a diaper bag, but big on straight-forward, medically-sound advice delivered in the warm, funny and straightforward style that has made author Tanya Altmann, MD, FAAP, a favorite on NBC’s Today show.

Beginning in her residency and continuing throughout her years in practice, Dr. Altmann has kept track of the various questions asked by new and experienced parents. Mommy Calls represents what she considers to be the top 101 most common questions parents ask their pediatrician. Sample questions include:

  • How can I be sure that my newborn is getting enough to eat
  • What should I do if I think my child swallowed a coin
  • Should I worry that my child has a fever after getting his shots today
  • She feels better – is it safe to play with other children now
  • Does his cut need stiches
  • And most importantly: How do I know when to call the pediatrician

Organized by category and age group, Mommy Calls is filled with clever tips and fun facts, along with Pediatric Points designed to quickly and clearly communicate important AAP recommendations in easy-to-understand language.

Topics include

  • Basic Baby Care
  • Breastfeeding
  • Formula Feeding
  • Solids, Milk, and Other Feeding Issues
  • Pooping
  • Stomachaches and Vomiting
  • Fever
  • Illnesses
  • Skin
  • Ingestions, Injuries, and First Aid
  • Growing Up
  • Sleep

2008 i-Parenting Award Winner
2008 Midwest Book Award Winner



"It goes without saying that the latest book by the American Academy of Pediatrics is packed with solid advice about caring for kids ages 0 - 3... [It's] the next best thing to having your own pediatrician at hand 24/7." — Parenting magazine

"I wish I'd had this book in my hands when my boys were tiny and my anxiety huge. New (and even second- or third-time) parents need exactly this kind of info—nicely distilled into easy-to-find bits, and full of reassurance—as much as they need a really great stroller and a good night's sleep!" — Denise Schipani, "Mommy Confidential" columnist for American Baby magazine 

"Mommy Calls is a handy little book filled with nuggets of wisdom that are practical, clear and to the point!" — Harvey Karp, MD, FAAP, creator of the DVD/book, The Happiest Baby on the Block

About the author

Tanya Remer Altmann, MD, FAAP

Tanya Remer Altmann, MD, FAAP, is a board-certified pediatrician in private practice; clinical instructor at Mattel Children’s Hospital at the University of California, Los Angeles; and mother of 2 young children. She is the author of Mommy Calls: Dr. Tanya Answers Parents' Top 101 Questions About Babies and Toddlers (AAP), editor in chief of The Wonder Years (Bantam and AAP) and associate medical editor of the top-selling parenting book, Caring for Your Baby and Young Child: Birth to Age 5 (Bantam and AAP).   
A leading medical authority for the popular press and entertainment industry, Dr. Altmann is a designated spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics, communicating complicated medical issues into easily understood concepts.
As a child health expert for numerous news programs and talk shows including Today (NBC), The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet (Fox), Good Morning America Now (ABC) and A Place of Our Own (PBS), Dr. Tanya has discussed breaking medical news stories and controversial parenting issues.