Item description for The Preemie Parents' Companion: The Essential Guide to Caring for Your Premature Baby in the Hospital, at Home, and Through the First Years by Susan L. Madden, M.D . William Sears & Jane E. Stewart...
Overview A guide for parents caring for their premature infants describes the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), and provides advice on meeting special needs from breastfeeding and handling to encouraging mental and physical growth.
Publishers Description The essential guide to caring for a preemie in the hospital, at home, and through the first years.
Citations And Professional Reviews The Preemie Parents' Companion: The Essential Guide to Caring for Your Premature Baby in the Hospital, at Home, and Through the First Years by Susan L. Madden, M.D . William Sears & Jane E. Stewart has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Publishers Weekly - 10/04/1999 page 71
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Studio: Harvard Common Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.25" Width: 6" Height: 9" Weight: 1.35 lbs.
Release Date Aug 30, 2000
Publisher Harvard Common Press
ISBN 1558321357 ISBN13 9781558321359
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More About Susan L. Madden, M.D . William Sears & Jane E. Stewart
Reviews - What do customers think about The Preemie Parents' Companion: The Essential Guide to Caring for Your Premature Baby in the Hospital, at Home, and Through the First Years?
This book was Heaven sent! Aug 13, 2008
I found this book about a month after we had our son. I would have loved to have it sooner. It was and still is 18 months later a great book. It answered so many questions and brought up things as first time parents we would not have thought of. My husband and I made it through 117 days in the NICU alot more informed and confident that our son was getting excellent care.
Better understanding of preemie May 4, 2007
This was a great book to read while my daughter was in the hospital. It had a good flow and helpful information. The only part that I didn't like was the section on breastfeeding. The author seemed to have a bad experience with her preemie and breastfeeding and her discouragement really came out in this section. I guess it was good though because it motivated me to touch base with a lactation consultant so that I would not share in her breastfeeding disappointment. Overall this book did help me to better understand my new and unexpected life with my preemie.
Great book for preemie parents! Mar 21, 2005
We bought this when our son was born 10 weeks early. This book is very well written and easy to understand. It takes you through the early NICU days all the way to school age. This book was very helpful to us during the NICU time because when it first happened we were clueless (and we sometimes found it hard to get answers from doctors). It gives you information so that you know what questions to ask your baby's doctor. This book explained pretty much anything preemie related. Highly recommended for any preemie parent!
The Best Guide through preemie parenthood Jan 28, 2002
I am both a physician and a mother of a son who arrived 11 weeks early. This book has helped in every facet of my premature parenthood from breastfeeding (or, in my case, my ongoing attempts) to just feeling I was not the only preemie parent out there. In addition, the explanations of the various medical problems premature babies may face are excellent. Truly, a book that every premature parent would benefit from having.
How to Keep Your Sanity During an Especially Tough Situation Jul 28, 2001
Our son was born at 26 weeks (3 months early) and was in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) until one day past his due date. We were given this book after he'd been there one month. Let me tell you what a life-saver it was! We had been given a "crash course" in the care delivered to a premature infant... very scary stuff. Wires, machines, noise, drugs -- and in the middle of it all this unbelievably tiny human being who is your child. This book took much of the fear away and instead educated us. Preemies don't stop being preemies when they come home! This book gives the technical data in an easy to understand format that is not condescending and also focuses on the emotional as well as physical needs of the baby. Additionally, it gives contacts and information on potential problems, how to spot them early, and how to handle them. There is also a good referal list in the back. I would recommend this book not only to preemie parents, but to anyone in contact with a preemie and their family. PS. As of this writing, our son is one year old and doing great!