Nurturing Your Newborn: Young Parents' Guide to Baby's First Month

Nurturing Your Newborn: Young Parents' Guide to Baby's First Month

by Jeanne Warren Lindsay, Jean Brunelli, Phn Brunelli
     
 

Providing specific information Teen parents need during that special and sometimes frustrating postpartum period, this book is designed to help parents get acquainted with their newborn. Chapters are filled with succinct information on "what's normal" for keeping baby comfortable, including breastfeeding, guarding baby's health, taking care of mom, dad's role,

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Providing specific information Teen parents need during that special and sometimes frustrating postpartum period, this book is designed to help parents get acquainted with their newborn. Chapters are filled with succinct information on "what's normal" for keeping baby comfortable, including breastfeeding, guarding baby's health, taking care of mom, dad's role, dealing with parents' tiredness, and three-generation living. Parents are given a realistic look at those first days home with their new baby—the overwhelming tiredness, the importance and joy of bonding with their newborn, and the possibility of baby blues. This guide escorts young parents through what is perhaps the most important period in a newborn's life, their first month after birth.

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VOYA
Part of the Teens Parenting series, this revised edition (original Morning Glory, 1999/VOYA February 2000)offers teens practical information needed for baby's first few weeks of life. Each of the eight chapters opens with excerpts from interviews with teenage parents and marginal notes indicating the chapter's contents. The earlier chapters focus on bonding with baby, breastfeeding, recognizing post-partum depression, and making baby comfortable. Several chapters teach teen parents how to talk to healthcare providers and how to recognize diaper rash, thrush, jaundice, and colic. Fathers are not ignored although information is also provided for teen mothers without partners. The authors encourage including teen fathers, regardless of marital status, in the baby's life as early as possible. In a separate chapter, dad's rights and shared parenting are discussed. Fathers are urged to provide financial support, health insurance, and love for their children. Other issues such as filing for child support, accepting help from grandparents, and staying with extended family are covered in clear and concise language. Terms that may be unfamiliar are typed in bold or italics and defined immediately. The authors, a teacher and a nurse, have years of experience working with pregnant and parenting teens. Lindsay has written more than fifteen books on the subject. Teen parents are challenged to further their education while simultaneously taking care of a little one. Information about planned parenthood is frank and honest. The black-and-white photos of beautiful babies, alone and with a parent, add to the book's attractiveness. This book would be a great addition to public and school libraries as wellas medical facilities such as clinics. VOYA CODES: 4Q 2P M J S (Better than most, marred only by occasional lapses; For the YA with a special interest in the subject; Middle School, defined as grades 6 to 8; Junior High, defined as grades 7 to 9; Senior High, defined as grades 10 to 12). 2005, Morning Glory Press, 96p.; Index. Photos. Biblio. Further Reading., Trade pb. Ages 11 to 18.
—KaaVonia Hinton-Johnson

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781932538205
Publisher:
Morning Glory Press
Publication date:
04/28/2005
Series:
Teen Pregnancy and Parenting Series
Edition description:
Second edition
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

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