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The Preemie Parents' Companion: The Essential Guide to Caring for Your Premature Baby in the Hospital, at Home, and Through the First Years
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The Preemie Parents' Companion: The Essential Guide to Caring for Your Premature Baby in the Hospital, at Home, and Through the First Years (Paperback)

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Everything you need to know as your premature baby grows. All new babies need love and attention. Premature babies, the tiniest and most fragile of infants, need extra care. The Preemie Parents' Companion is a comprehensive guide for parents along every step of what is sure to be a journey full of challenges and rewards. Completely up-to-date and immensely reassuring, it covers: How to he informed partners with the healthcare team in the newborn intensive care unit (NICU); Coping with possible medical complications and their treatment; Ways to hold your baby, including kangaroo care, and how to interpret a premature babies' unique body language; The special feeding and nutritional needs; Getting the most from follow-up visits with your paediatrician; Weight, height, and other growth milestones; What to expect as your premature child progresses through toddler-hood and into preschool and school. With real-life stories from parents, easy-to-understand summaries of the latest research on pre-term children, and a wealth of reliable day-by-day, month-by-month guidance, this is an authoritative book full of wisdom and encouragement.

Health & WellbeingAdvice on the stages of lifeParenting Publisher: Harvard Common Press,U.S. Publication Date: 10/01/2000 ISBN-13: 9781558321342  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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