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Fourth Trimester Understanding, Protecting, and Nurturing an Infant Through the First Three Months

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ISBN-10: 0520267125

ISBN-13: 9780520267121

Edition: 2013

Authors: Susan Brink

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The first three months of a baby's life is an outside-the-uterus period of intense development, a biological bridge from fetal life to preparation for the real world. The fourth trimester has more in common with the nine months that came before than with the lifetime that follows. This comprehensive, intimate, and much-needed "operating manual" for newborns presents a new paradigm of a baby's early life that shifts our focus and alters our priorities.Combining the latest scientific findings with real-life stories and experiences, Susan Brink examines critical dimensions of newborn development such as eating and nutrition, bonding and attachment, sleep patterns, sensory development, pain and…    
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 3/20/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 224
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.90" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Introduction: A Transition from the Comfort of the Womb to the Reality of the World
Evolution and the Primitive Brain of a Newborn: Why Infants Arrive Unfinished
Crying: The Wakeup Call That Says Everything Has Changed
Sleeping: Irregular and Sporadic Sleep Is Normal in the Fourth Trimester
Feeding: Breast Milk and Formula
Sound: Laying the Foundation for Speech
Sight: From Forms to Faces
Touch: Pain and Pleasure
Physical Development: Getting Ready to Crawl, Walk, and Run
Stimulation: Keep It Real, Keep It Simple
Mom and Dad: The Parents' Fourth Trimester