Books

Breast Feeding Your Premature Baby

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by Gwen Gotsch
$6.95, 60 pages, La Leche League International, 1999

This short book covers the basics: milk pumping and storage while your baby is in the hospital; supplementary feedings and ensuring baby's getting enough; kangaroo care and many more topics. Short on specifics but a good primer.

Preemies: The Essential Guide for Parents of Premature Babies

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by Dana Wechsler Linden, Emma Trenti Paroli & Mia Wechsler Doron M.D.
$24.95; 592 pages; Pocket Books, 2000

Dana Linden and Emma Paroli, both moms of preemies, joined forces with Mia Weschler Doron, a neonatologist, to produce the book they wish had been available when their children were in the NICU.

The Preemie Parents' Companion: The Essential Guide to Caring for Your Premature Baby in the Hospital, at Home, and Through the First Years

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by Susan L. Madden, M.S.; foreword by William Sears, M.D.
$16.95, 393 pages, Harvard Common Press, 2000

How to work with your child's healthcare team in the NICU, coping with medical complications and their treatment, ways to hold a preemie, how to interpret a preemie's body language, follow-up visits with the doctor, and more.

The Premature Baby Book: Everything You Need to Know About Your Premature Baby from Birth to Age One

(Sears Parenting Library)
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by James Sears, Martha Sears, Robert Sears & William Sears
$15.99, 256 pages; Little, Brown, 2004

The authors address parenting a preemie in the hospital and parenting a preemie at home, all the while providing an astute combination of statistics, Q&As and first-person notes from "Dr. Bob."

Newborn Intensive Care: What Every Parent Needs to Know

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Edited by Jeanette Zaichkin
$16.78, 709 pages, American Academy of Pediatrics, Third Edition, 2009

An easy to understand and comprehensive book on prematurity and the care of your child in the NICU. The editor, a registered nurse with more than 20 years' experience in the care of newborn babies, has pulled together the comments of a number of nurses to provide guidance for families of premature babies. The chapter on taking your baby home from the hospital ("Homeward Bound") is particularly good.

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