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Your amazing newborn
Klaus, Marshall H.
Adult Nonfiction RJ251.K57 1998

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From Publishers' Weekly:

Marshall Klaus, a neonatologist, and Phyllis Klaus, a psychotherapist (coauthors of Bonding and Mothering the Mother), join efforts again to create an insightful book about the newborn. Incorporating information from an earlier collaboration (The Amazing Newborn, 1985), this newest presents the latest research on how babies behave in the first weeks of life. Notably, the Klauses describe new studies‘with more than 100 remarkable photographs‘indicating the newborn's abilities to reach and, in the right circumstances, to crawl to the mother's breast and begin to nurse without help. Also described are the six states of the newborn's consciousness: quiet alert, active alert, crying, drowsy, quiet sleep and active sleep. The authors underline the importance of maintaining the sanctity of the first moment of life (they warn against loud noise, and suggest that immediate washing after birth removes important chemical signals between infant and mother). A thoughtful chapter on adoption discusses how infants and adoptive parents bond. A wonderful primer for new parents, this attractive volume pays homage to the "mysterious, shifting world of the infant," explaining how and why babies behave the way they do. Author tour. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

From Library Journal:

In the past, much of our knowledge of normal newborn capabilities and development was based more on old wives' tales than on scientific research. Recent studies have disproved much of what was previously believed. The authors, a distinguished neonatologist and a psychotherapist specializing in pregnant women, have brought together several of these innovative studies with over 80 photographs demonstrating the new findings. (Although the Klauses previously wrote The Amazing Newborn, LJ 11/15/85, this similarly titled book is completely different, with new text and photographs.) They offer tips and insights to parents as well as recommendations for changes in professional practice in light of the new knowledge. The photos alone are worth the price of the book. An interesting addition for larger collections; optional for smaller collections.ÄKellyJo Houtz Griffin, Auburn, WA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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