From Library Journal
Originating in Colombia a decade ago as a means of keeping preterm infants (premies) alive in an unheated hospital, "kangaroo care" is a term describing skin-to-skin contact in an upright position. The authors have written a comprehensive book explaining what it is, which premies are suitable and why (not all qualify), the physiological theories behind it, and how it benefits both infants and their parents. They describe a typical neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) stay and how this procedure can complement NICU treatment. For additional information on premies, see Helen Harrison's The Premature Baby Book ( LJ 7/83). Highly recommended for family health collections.- Anne C. Tomlin, Auburn Memorial Hosp. Lib., N.Y.
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About the Author
Ludington-Hoe received her Ph.D. from Texas Women's University majoring in maternal child health and minoring in child development. She is also a certified nurse-midwife. She is currently an Associate Professor of Maternal-Child Health at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Nursing.
Mitch Golant, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist with a private practice and the vice president of research and development for the Wellness Community-National. Susan K. Golant is a writer who specializes in physical and mental health and the coauthor with Rosalynn Carter of "Helping Yourself Help Others" and "Helping Someone with Mental Illness,"
Hadeed is Director, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Kadlec Medical Center.