The Preemie Parents' Companion: The Essential Guide for Caring for Your Premature Baby in the Hospital, at Home and Through the First Years
- 15 Oct 2012
- Harvard Common Press
- 393 pages - 229 x 152mm
Every newborn is a delight, but premature babies present an unexpected challenge to their parents, who may be unsure how best to care for such a tiny, sensitive baby. For the parents of the nearly 60,000 babies born prematurely in the UK each year, Susan L. Madden has written The Preemie Parents’ Companion, a warm and supportive handbook full of necessary information. Madden explains where preemies stay in the hospital, who cares for them, and what complications they may face. She helps parents move beyond the uncertainty to actively participate in their preemie’s hospital care, teaching them how to hold their preemie, read his body language, and communicate with his nurses. Because a preemie’s special needs don’t end with a hospital discharge, Madden also helps parents confidently care for their preemie at home, and guides them through the first developmentally crucial years
The essential guide to caring for a preemie in the hospital, at home, and through the first years.