The definitive "how to" on caring for a premature infant-now updated and expanded. Close to 500,000 premature infants are born in the U.S. every year. Your Premature Baby gives parents all the facts on properly caring for these babies, dealing with everything from preparing for the birth to handling the hospital stay. Thoroughly revised, this upbeat and informative guide also reflects the many important changes in treatment, medication, and equipment in this area. And it addresses the emotional toll on the parents of preemies as well, providing encouraging personal accounts of families who have been there. Contains new information on topics such as micropreemies, multiple births, nutrition, diagnostic imaging, and ethical issues. * Updated resources section has data on financial assistance, clothing, social services, support groups, and more. FRANK P. MANGINELLO, MD (Ridgewood, New Jersey) is Director of Neonatology at Valley Hospital in Ridgewood and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. THERESA F. DI GERONIMO (Hawthorne, NJ) is coauthor of Living Foods for Optimum Health, Raising a Thinking Child, and Winning Bedtime Battles.
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