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The Fourth Trimester: Understanding, Protecting, and Nurturing an Infant through the First Three Months – Susan Brink
Non-fiction / 13th October 2021

Introduction The Fourth Trimester is about the three months after delivery of the baby. The author wants to let the readers understand how to protect and nurture an infant during the first 3 months of life. This book was recommended to me by my wife. Authors Susan Brink is a freelance medical reporter. Her regular clients include NPR, National Geographic, and U.S. News & World Report. She has covered health and medicine for 35 years at newspapers and news magazines including the Los Angeles Times and U.S. News & World Report. Contents The Fourth Trimester contains a preface, an introduction, and 10 chapters. The chapters are 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, and 10) Mom and Dad: The Parents’ Fourth Trimester. Review The Fourth Trimester discusses about the baby’s first…