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  1. #1
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    Default Wanting to buy a book

    My cousin is in the hospital 25 weeks pregnant and dilated to 3 with an incompetent cervix. She is wanting to BF and is a FTM and pretty clueless--- particularly about BFing a preemie. Are there any good books out there on this subject, including the importance of skin-to-skin contact even if she isn't able to BF?
    Thanks!
    Kerri - Mama to 3 fabulous little dudes!

    Luke 2/1/01 ~ Didn't attempt to BF
    Jack 2/11/06 ~ BF attempt unsuccessful
    Toby 7/13/09 ~ BFing since day one!

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Wanting to buy a book

    check the LLL store They should have something for her.
    It wouldn't hurt to call a local leader also so that she can have some hands on help.
    They might even have a book you can borrow instead.

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    Default Re: Wanting to buy a book

    Here are a couple books that are good. I have read all of them - the last one is really good for dealing with the emotional side of having a preemie.

    Kangaroo Care: The Best You Can Do to Help Your Preterm Infant
    http://www.amazon.com/Kangaroo-Care-.../dp/0553372459

    The Premature Baby Book: Everything You Need to Know About Your Premature Baby from Birth to Age One
    http://www.amazon.com/Premature-Baby.../dp/0316738220

    Parenting Your Premature Baby and Child: The Emotional Journey
    http://www.amazon.com/Parenting-Your.../dp/1555915116
    Mommy to:

    Emmalynn Marie
    Born at 37 weeks on 12/22/06
    5lbs 1oz 19 1/2in

    Owen Charles
    Born at 29 wks 6 days on 01/17/09
    2lbs 14oz 15in
    In NICU for 2 months


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    Default Re: Wanting to buy a book

    The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding always makes a nice gift. Dr. Sears has a preemie book too.
    “Only with trust, faith, and support can the woman allow the birth experience to enlighten and empower her.” - Annie Kennedy & Penny Simkin

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    Default Re: Wanting to buy a book

    Funny, I just ordered Kangaroo Care before even reading your replies. It got fabulous reviews and I thought it looked wonderful. I will save all the other ideas for down the road. Hopefully she'll be in the hospital and keep that baby cooking for a long time and will need more reading material.

    Thanks so much!
    Kerri - Mama to 3 fabulous little dudes!

    Luke 2/1/01 ~ Didn't attempt to BF
    Jack 2/11/06 ~ BF attempt unsuccessful
    Toby 7/13/09 ~ BFing since day one!

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    Default Re: Wanting to buy a book

    Also, the nursery where my son was cared for had a lending library of books on premies, baby care, and nursing. She might ask to speak to one of the NICU nurses and see if they have something similar.

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    Default Re: Wanting to buy a book

    Good idea--- I will suggest she ask. I'm sure they have loads.
    Kerri - Mama to 3 fabulous little dudes!

    Luke 2/1/01 ~ Didn't attempt to BF
    Jack 2/11/06 ~ BF attempt unsuccessful
    Toby 7/13/09 ~ BFing since day one!

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