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The Fourth Trimester


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Preface Introduction: A Transition from the Comfort of the Womb to the Reality of the World 1. Evolution and the Primitive Brain of a Newborn: Why Infants Arrive Unfinished 2. Crying: The Wakeup Call That Says Everything Has Changed 3. Sleeping: Irregular and Sporadic Sleep Is Normal in the Fourth Trimester 4. Feeding: Breast Milk and Formula 5. Sound: Laying the Foundation for Speech 6. Sight: From Forms to Faces 7. Touch: Pain and Pleasure 8. Physical Development: Getting Ready to Crawl, Walk, and Run 9. Stimulation: Keep It Real, Keep It Simple 10. Mom and Dad: The Parents' Fourth Trimester Notes Acknowledgments Index

About the Author

Susan Brink is a medical journalist and a former staff reporter for U.S. News & World Report and the Los Angeles Times. She is coauthor of A Change of Heart: How the Framingham Heart Study Helped Unravel the Mysteries of Cardiovascular Disease.

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