Kangaroo Care

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Kangaroo Care

The Best You Can Do to Help Your Preterm Infant

By Susan M. Ludington-Hoe; Susan K. Golant (Joint Author); Anthony J. Hadeed (Foreword by)

Bantam Books, Paperback, 9780553372458, 244pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 1993

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GIVE YOUR PRETERM BABY THE BEST POSSIBLE START IN LIFE
If you have just given birth to a preterm infant, you and your baby both face special challenges. Parents long to help their baby but often feel isolated and frightened by hospital procedures.
Now there is wonderful news for both babies and parents. Kangaroo Care, a technique pioneered in leading neonatal centers worldwide, gives you a unique role: a special way of holding your infant that provides crucial health benefits including shorter hospital stays.
Based on ground-breaking research, "Kangaroo Care" is a step-by-step guide to bringing these benefits to your baby even if your neonatal unit does not yet have a Kangaroo Care program. It explains:
Why Kangaroo Care enhances your baby's development
How to use the technique even if your infant requires a ventilator or an incubator
How to understand your baby's signals of distress or comfort and how to respond
How you can work with the national staff to provide the best for your baby between your visits
How to involve fathers as well as mothers
All the proven results of Kangaroo Care including a more relaxed, healthier, and contented baby
THE COMPLETE PARENTS GUIDE TO THE REVOLUTIONARY NEW TREATMENT FOR PRETERM BABIES.


About the Author
Ludington-Hoe received her Ph.D. from Texas Women's University majoring in maternal child health and minoring in child development. She is also a certified nurse-midwife. She is currently an Associate Professor of Maternal-Child Health at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Nursing.

Mitch Golant, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist with a private practice and the vice president of research and development for the Wellness Community-National. Susan K. Golant is a writer who specializes in physical and mental health and the coauthor with Rosalynn Carter of "Helping Yourself Help Others" and "Helping Someone with Mental Illness,"


Hadeed is Director, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Kadlec Medical Center.