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Premature Baby Book

Sears Parenting Library

By: Sears

Paperback Published: 21st September 2004
ISBN: 9780316738224
Number Of Pages: 244

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The Premature Baby Book helps parents of premature babies become comfortable with their potentially bewildering new roles. Among the topics covered:
- Getting to know the important people, and the cutting-edge equipment, in the neonatology infant care unit
- Head-to-toe, system-by-system--a tour of a preemie's unique features and needs
- Methods for dealing with the fears and feelings common to new parents of preemies
- How parents can bond with their newborn even during the infant's extended stay at the hospital
- 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 Sears's bestselling The Baby Book, The Premature Baby Book focuses on the essential needs of babies--eating, sleeping, development, health, and comfort--and covers virtually every aspect of caring for the premature infant.
- More than a million copies of the books in the Sears Parenting Library have been sold to date--and the books remain perennial bestsellers. The Premature Baby Book is the eleventh book in this popular series.
- William Sears, M.D., has practiced as a pediatrician for more than 30 years. Martha Sears is a registered nurse, child-birth educator, and breastfeeding consultant. Drs. Robert and James Sears are their two oldest sons and are both board-certified pediatricians at the Sears Family Pediatric Practice in San Clemente, California.

A Word from Dr. Billp. ix
Parenting Your Preemie in the Hospitalp. 1
The First Day--The Top 10 Questions About Premature Babiesp. 3
Navigating the NICUp. 14
First Impressionsp. 14
Profile of a Preemiep. 16
All Wired Up for Intensive Carep. 17
Finding Friends in the NICU--A Tale of Two Familiesp. 19
Be Nice to the Nursesp. 22
NICU Rules You Should Knowp. 23
NICU Communication Tipsp. 25
Who's Who in the NICUp. 27
Confessions of a NICU Doctorp. 29
Neonatology 101--A Primer for Parents of Preemiesp. 32
Respiratory Systemp. 33
Neurologic Systemp. 35
Cardiovascular Systemp. 36
Gastrointestinal Systemp. 39
Temperature Regulationp. 40
Infection Controlp. 41
Routine Nursing Carep. 41
Blood Testsp. 44
Working Through Your Fears and Feelingsp. 48
Robbedp. 48
Unnaturalp. 49
Overwhelmedp. 49
On an Emotional Roller Coasterp. 50
Ambivalentp. 50
Not Close to Your Babyp. 51
Hating Waitingp. 52
Doing Double Dutyp. 52
Separation Anxietyp. 52
Stranger Anxietyp. 53
Bedside Boredomp. 53
Helplessp. 53
Guiltyp. 54
Afraidp. 55
Prone to Meltdownsp. 55
Depressedp. 56
Dreaming About D-Dayp. 56
Helping Your Baby Grow in the Hospitalp. 57
Be Your Best at Baby's Bedsidep. 57
Learn Stage-Appropriate Stimulationp. 59
Provide Breast Milk for Your Babyp. 64
Become Familiar with Your Baby's Carep. 66
Practice Kangaroo Carep. 68
Decorate Your Preemie's Hospital "Nursery"p. 75
Take Good Care of Yourselfp. 76
Feeding Your Preemiep. 81
Mother's Milk--The Perfect Food for Preemiesp. 83
Why Mother's Milk Is So Special for Preemiesp. 83
Why Breastfeeding Is So Special for Mothers of Preemiesp. 90
How Breastfeeding Worksp. 92
Pumping Milk for Your Preemiep. 93
Feeding Your Preemie at the Breastp. 104
When Can You Start?p. 104
"Get Acquainted with the Breast" Feedingsp. 104
First Latch-On Feedingsp. 105
Is Baby Getting Enough Milk?p. 112
Breastfeeding Your Preemie at Homep. 114
Feeding Questions You May Havep. 116
Bottlefeeding Your Preemiep. 121
First Feedingsp. 121
Special Precautionsp. 122
Special Techniquesp. 124
How Much? How Often?p. 125
Choosing a Formulap. 128
Formula Allergiesp. 129
Night Feedingsp. 130
Parenting Your Preemie at Homep. 133
Homecomingp. 135
Preparing for D-Dayp. 135
Feelings You May Havep. 139
Making a Home for Your Babyp. 140
Setting Up Your Team of Helpersp. 142
Handling Siblingsp. 143
First Visit to Baby's Doctorp. 146
Developing a Parenting Style That's Best for Preemiesp. 148
The Seven Baby B'sp. 148
How Attachment Parenting Helps Preemies Grow--What Science Saysp. 164
Common Concerns During the First Yearp. 166
Feeding Concernsp. 166
Developmental Concernsp. 170
Nine Ways to Help Your Preemie's Developmentp. 172
Early Intervention Programsp. 174
Traveling with Preemies--When and How?p. 176
Parenting Twins and Multiplesp. 179
Medical Challenges for the Premature Babyp. 183
Respiratory Distress Syndrome (RDS)p. 183
Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD) and Chronic Lung Disease (CLD)p. 184
Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)p. 186
Reactive Airway Disease (RAD)p. 188
Air Leaksp. 188
Anemiap. 189
Apnea of Prematurityp. 191
Jaundice, or Hyperbilirubinemiap. 193
Hearing Lossp. 194
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)p. 195
Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC)p. 198
Infectionsp. 200
Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)p. 201
Strabismusp. 202
Intraventricular Hemorrhage (IVH)p. 202
Hydrocephalusp. 203
Cerebral Palsy (CP)p. 205
Herniap. 205
Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA)p. 206
Seizuresp. 207
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)p. 207
If Your Baby Dies--Grievingp. 209
Appendicesp. 213
Weight Conversion Tablep. 213
Discharge Resourcesp. 215
Plotting Your Preemie's Growth in the NICUp. 217
Plotting Your Baby's Growth Through the First Yearp. 221
Newborn and Infant CPRp. 225
Glossary of Medical Termsp. 229
Resourcesp. 235
Indexp. 237
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ISBN: 9780316738224
ISBN-10: 0316738220
Series: Sears Parenting Library
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 244
Published: 21st September 2004
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 18.42  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1