What happens when your baby arrives very early or very small? A guide to what to expect in hospital and how to prevent a second small baby. In this easy to read and matter of fact guide to looking after yourself and your baby after a premature birth or 'small for dates'baby, there is a wealth of no nonsense information on what to expect and how to cope. From feeding your baby to potential development risks there are resources to access further information and a basic precis of the problems you are most likely to encounter and how to deal with them. And you'll find pointers too , to keep yourself and your spouse fit and happy, so that you can help give your baby the best start in life.
Penny Stanway is a doctor, a writer, an artist and a cook.
Early on, Penny worked as a family doctor and in child health. When breastfeeding her first baby she realized the then standard advice to breastfeed every four hours for ten minutes each side simply couldn't succeed for her or, indeed, most other women. This was because it was based on bottle-feeding schedules and took no account of how breastfeeding works. Burning anger at having been let down with faulty information, plus an enormous amount of research, and the desire to ensure that other women could easily access accurate and empowering information, led Penny to write 'Breast is Best' with her husband, Andrew. This much-loved book has been in print in various editions and languages ever since. Its aim is to enable breastfeeding women to overcome any challenges and continue for as long as they and/or their babies want.
Over the years, Penny has written around 25 books, most fuelled with a similar passion to share, explain and enlighten. Her most recent comprise the 'Miracle' series, including 'The Miracle of Honey'; a new and updated edition of 'Breast is Best' (called 'The Breastfeeding Bible' in the US); and 'Free Your Inner Artist', her book on how to encourage creativity.