The Premature Baby Book

Everything You Need to Know About Your Premature Baby from Birth to Age One

By William Sears, MD, Robert Sears, MD, James Sears, MD, and Martha Sears,

Product Price $19.99

Product Description

Americas foremost baby and childcare experts explain how you can help your premature baby thrive and flourish – in the hospital and at home

If your baby is born prematurely, its natural to feel special concern. In the first few weeks after your babys birth, you may grapple not only with complex medical decisions but also with the need to anticipate developmental issues that could affect your child later on. The Premature Baby Book offers the tools and advice you need to become comfortable with your potentially bewildering new role. The Searses show you how to be a valuable part of the medical team, helping your baby thrive by offering the care that only a parent can give.

Among the topics they cover:

§ Getting to know the important people and the cutting-edge equipment in the neonatal intensive care unit

§ A tour of a preemies unique features and needs – head to toe, system by system

§ Methods for dealing with the fears and feelings common to new parents of premature babies

§ Ways parents can bond with their newborn during the infants extended hospital stay

§ Breastfeeding vs. bottle-feeding, and how to develop a healthy feeding pattern in the early days

§ Necessary preparations for bringing baby home

§ Common concerns and medical challenges during the first year

Like the Searses bestselling Baby Book, this guide focuses on the essential needs of babies -eating, sleeping, development, health, and comfort – as it addresses virtually every aspect of caring for the premature infant. Drawing on more than three decades of pediatric experience, The Premature Baby Book is the definitive resource – the most comprehensive, authoritative, and reassuring guide ever written for the parents of premature babies.

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