Hold Your Premie (Paperback)
This is a workbook on skin-to-skin contact (kangaroo care) for parents of premature babies. On the mother's chest the newborn baby feels safe and therefore stabilises more quickly. The physical and mental development is better, and the social and emotional attachment improves early parenting. This book explains the medical terms and technology in everyday language to empower parents to get involved in the practical care of their premature infant. It explains the neuroscience of how a baby's brain develops. Other content covers parental emotions, early breastfeeding and developmental care. At the same time it gives nursing and neonatal staff recent research findings for evidence-based practice.