Combining the latest scientific findings with real-life stories and experiences, Susan Brink examines critical dimensions of newborn development such as eating and nutrition, bonding and attachment, sleep patterns, sensory development, pain and pleasure, and the creation of foundations for future advancement. Brink offers well-informed, practical information and the reasons behind her advice so that parents and caretakers can make their own decisions about how to care for a newborn during this crucial period. The Fourth Trimester assures readers that infants are as biologically capable as they are physically helpless. They thrive on what is readily available in every household: consistent, loving attention.
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"The Fourth Trimester will appeal to the audience of young parents. It has lots of helpful information and the idea of a fourth trimester is a helpful concept. Very readable!"Penny Glass, Developmental Psychologist, Head of Child Development Program, Children's Hospital, Washington D.C.