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The Preemie Parents' Companion: The Essential Guide to Caring for Your Premature Baby in the Hospital, at Home, and Through the First Years Paperback – August 30, 2000
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About the Author
Susan L. Madden holds a master's degree from the Harvard School of Public Health. The mother of three, including a son born prematurely, she lives with her husband and children in Newton, Massachusetts.
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Top Customer Reviews
If you buy this book at the beginning of your child's stay in the NIC, you will be able to make full use of the information it contains.
What I liked most about this book was the positive tone. The author shared lots of information without making it scary, and I could tell that she had been where I was and felt the way I was feeling. The only thing I didn't like about the book was that it presented information only from the perspective of formula feeding (and I don't have a problem with formula feeding!), which left out a lot of the trials and experiences that I was going through trying to pump and figure out how to breastfeed a baby that didn't have his reflexes coordinated.
Other than that, I think this is an excellent book for NICU parents, especially if you are nearing the end of your hospital stay or have just come home.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Another great preemie bible that makes you feel like you are a great parent. I think preemies are hyper aware because they came out early. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Catherine Elizabeth Clay
Only on chapter 2 but so far the book is good. My only problem so far is the spelling and grammar errors. I suggest to the editors to reread the book. Read morePublished 22 months ago by nicole
Great resource! This book had everything I needed to prepare for our little boy to come home after a long hospitalization. Read morePublished on July 26, 2014 by Spoirier
It was so nice to read this book and learn that the emotions we are feeling as NICU parents are the same especially the constant worrying about our preemie. Read morePublished on July 9, 2014 by dmetkid
This book is great for premies. What makes it wonderful is that you can just read the chapters you need at that time. No need to read the entire book from beginning to the end. Read morePublished on June 26, 2014 by TSCG
As a parent of preemie I needed some more information about raising preemie baby and that book helped a lot. Fast shipping,very satisfied of item's quality and seller's service. Read morePublished on December 29, 2013 by Boris Rupchev
As the mother of a 28 weeker daughter (1 lb 12 oz and 12 and 5/8 inches long) I can say that information is so important when you are waiting through this time which feels as... Read morePublished on November 21, 2013 by Mom to 4 Precious Cats