Kangaroo Care: The Best You Can Do to Help Your Preterm Infant

Kangaroo Care: The Best You Can Do to Help Your Preterm Infant

by Susan M. Ludington-Hoe
     
 

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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.

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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.

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Library Journal
Originating in Colombia a decade ago as a means of keeping preterm infants (premies) alive in an unheated hospital, ``kangaroo care'' is a term describing skin-to-skin contact in an upright position. The authors have written a comprehensive book explaining what it is, which premies are suitable and why (not all qualify), the physiological theories behind it, and how it benefits both infants and their parents. They describe a typical neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) stay and how this procedure can complement NICU treatment. For additional information on premies, see Helen Harrison's The Premature Baby Book ( LJ 7/83). Highly recommended for family health collections.-- Anne C. Tomlin, Auburn Memorial Hosp. Lib., N.Y.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780553372458
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/28/1993
Pages:
244
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

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