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Kangaroo Care :  The Best You Can Do to Help Your Preterm Infant - Susan Ludington-Hoe

Kangaroo Care

The Best You Can Do to Help Your Preterm Infant

Paperback Published: March 1999
ISBN: 9780553372458
Number Of Pages: 244

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From an internationally-known expert in child health, here is a dramatically new approach to caring for premature babies--and a wonderful new role for parents. Filled with information about the special needs of fragile newborns and illustrated with step-by-step photos.

Forewordp. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
What is Kangaroo Care?
Today's Revolution in Premature Carep. 3
What Is a Premature Baby?
The Kangaroo Care Revolution
The Benefits of Kangaroo Care
Why Kangaroo Care Works
Can Twins Be Kangarooed?
What Is the Proof That Kangaroo Care Works?
A Mother's Story: Mary Kangaroos Ben
Kangaroo Care Promotes Bondingp. 14
What Is Bonding?
Premature Birth Alters the Bonding Process
Bonding in the NICU
Bonding During Kangaroo Care
How Kangaroo Care Reduces Parents' Anxiety
The Short- and Long-Term Benefits for Parents
The Birth of Kangaroo Carep. 24
How I Became Involved
Life in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unitp. 31
An Early Arrival
The Medical Team Works on a Premie
So Many Tubes and Wires
Under the Warming Lights
Inching into the Incubator
Graduating to the Open-Air Crib
Your Premie's Tumultuous New World
Nursery Shutdown
Understanding Your Premie's Messagesp. 47
The Parent Gender Gap Is Real
How Your Premie
"Talks" to You
Physiological Changes
Behavioral Signs of Distress
What to Do If You Recognize Signs of Distress
Behavioral Signs of Happiness
Why You Should Use Kangaroo Carep. 67
Body Temperature
Heart Rate
Respiratory Rate
Respiratory Distress
Weight and Growth
Behavioral States
Emotional States
Early Discharge from the Hospital
Why Kangaroo Care Worksp. 85
The World Within the Womb
A Deja Vu of the Womb
Why Kangaroo Care Works for Fathers
Kangaroo Care Protects Premies
The Contribution of the Prone Position
Kangaroo Care Empowers Premies
Is Your Baby Eligible for Kangaroo Care?p. 95
Is My Baby Ready?
Using APGAR Scores
Requirements for Sicker Babies
Minimal Handling
Ask the Nurse or Doctor
How to Kangaroo Your Premie
The Best Times to Use Kangaroo Carep. 105
Your Baby's Feeding Intervals
Treatments Planned for the Day
Your Baby's Diurnal Rhythm
Before, During, and After Kangaroo Carep. 109
Get Yourself Ready
Controlling the Hospital Environment
Get into the Right Position
What to Expect During Kangaroo Care
Keeping Your Infant Flexed
Helping Your Baby Regulate Her Temperature
Taking Care of Yourself
Kangarooing Twins
What to Expect After a Kangaroo Care Session
"Compliant Children" Your Own Reactions
Breastfeeding During Kangaroo Carep. 129
Why Breast Is Best
Your Breastmilk Is Even More Specialized
Breastfeeding a Premie
Kangaroo Care to the Rescue
The Advantages of Breastfeeding During Kangaroo Care
Getting Started
Sucking Patterns
Cues to Watch Out For
Regulating Fluids and Calories
Maintaining Your Milk Supply If Your Baby Is Not Ready to Nurse
Ask for Help
Breastfeeding If You've Had a Cesarean
Fathers and Breastfeeding
Nonnutritive Sucking
Especially for Dad: Paternal Kangaroo Carep. 143
My Research with Fathers in Latin America
Paternal Kangaroo Care Research in the United States
Fathers' Reactions
Fathers' Chest Temperatures
What to Do
Shaping the Intensive Care Nursery Experiencep. 153
A Mother Becomes Empowered; A Baby Gets Well
Kangaroo Care at Homep. 163
4,000 Babies Can't Be Wrong
When Is My Baby Ready for Home Kangaroo Care?
How to Kangaroo at Home
How Long Should I Kangaroo at Home?
Kangarooing in Bed
Regression and Sibling Rivalry
Everyone Joins In What to Do If You Must Go Back to Work
Weaning Your Infant and Yourself
Epilogue. Kangaroo Care: Caring and Curingp. 174
Introducing Kangaroo Care to Your Hospitalp. 176
Current Research on When to Use Kangaroo Carep. 182
Birth Kangaroo Care
Very Early Kangaroo Care
Early Kangaroo Care
Intermediate Kangaroo Care
Late Kangaroo Care
Metric Conversionsp. 190
Glossaryp. 191
Referencesp. 195
Indexp. 209
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ISBN: 9780553372458
ISBN-10: 0553372459
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 244
Published: March 1999
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.4  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 1