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

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ISBN-10: 0553372459

ISBN-13: 9780553372458

Edition: N/A

Authors: Susan M. Ludington-Hoe, Susan K. Golant

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List price: $15.00
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/1/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 244
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

What is Kangaroo Care?
Today's Revolution in Premature Care
What Is a Premature Baby?
The Kangaroo Care Revolution
The Benefits of Kangaroo Care
Why Kangaroo Care Works
Can Twins Be Kangarooed?
What Is the Proof That Kangaroo Care Works?
A Mother's Story: Mary Kangaroos Ben
Kangaroo Care Promotes Bonding
What Is Bonding?
Premature Birth Alters the Bonding Process
Bonding in the NICU
Bonding During Kangaroo Care
How Kangaroo Care Reduces Parents' Anxiety
The Short- and Long-Term Benefits for Parents
The Birth of Kangaroo Care
How I Became Involved
Life in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
An Early Arrival
The Medical Team Works on a Premie
So Many Tubes and Wires
Under the Warming Lights
Inching into the Incubator
Graduating to the Open-Air Crib
Your Premie's Tumultuous New World
Nursery Shutdown
Understanding Your Premie's Messages
The Parent Gender Gap Is Real
How Your Premie
"Talks" to You
Physiological Changes
Behavioral Signs of Distress
What to Do If You Recognize Signs of Distress
Behavioral Signs of Happiness
Why You Should Use Kangaroo Care
Body Temperature
Heart Rate
Respiratory Rate
Respiratory Distress
Weight and Growth
Behavioral States
Emotional States
Early Discharge from the Hospital
Why Kangaroo Care Works
The World Within the Womb
A Deja Vu of the Womb
Why Kangaroo Care Works for Fathers
Kangaroo Care Protects Premies
The Contribution of the Prone Position
Kangaroo Care Empowers Premies
Is Your Baby Eligible for Kangaroo Care?
Is My Baby Ready?
Using APGAR Scores
Requirements for Sicker Babies
Minimal Handling
Ask the Nurse or Doctor
How to Kangaroo Your Premie
The Best Times to Use Kangaroo Care
Your Baby's Feeding Intervals
Treatments Planned for the Day
Your Baby's Diurnal Rhythm
Before, During, and After Kangaroo Care
Get Yourself Ready
Controlling the Hospital Environment
Get into the Right Position
What to Expect During Kangaroo Care
Keeping Your Infant Flexed
Helping Your Baby Regulate Her Temperature
Taking Care of Yourself
Kangarooing Twins
What to Expect After a Kangaroo Care Session
"Compliant Children" Your Own Reactions
Breastfeeding During Kangaroo Care
Why Breast Is Best
Your Breastmilk Is Even More Specialized
Breastfeeding a Premie
Kangaroo Care to the Rescue
The Advantages of Breastfeeding During Kangaroo Care
Getting Started
Sucking Patterns
Cues to Watch Out For
Regulating Fluids and Calories
Maintaining Your Milk Supply If Your Baby Is Not Ready to Nurse
Ask for Help
Breastfeeding If You've Had a Cesarean
Fathers and Breastfeeding
Nonnutritive Sucking
Especially for Dad: Paternal Kangaroo Care
My Research with Fathers in Latin America
Paternal Kangaroo Care Research in the United States
Fathers' Reactions
Fathers' Chest Temperatures
What to Do
Shaping the Intensive Care Nursery Experience
A Mother Becomes Empowered; A Baby Gets Well
Kangaroo Care at Home
4,000 Babies Can't Be Wrong
When Is My Baby Ready for Home Kangaroo Care?
How to Kangaroo at Home
How Long Should I Kangaroo at Home?
Kangarooing in Bed
Regression and Sibling Rivalry
Everyone Joins In What to Do If You Must Go Back to Work
Weaning Your Infant and Yourself
Epilogue. Kangaroo Care: Caring and Curing
Introducing Kangaroo Care to Your Hospital
Current Research on When to Use Kangaroo Care
Birth Kangaroo Care
Very Early Kangaroo Care
Early Kangaroo Care
Intermediate Kangaroo Care
Late Kangaroo Care
Metric Conversions