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Translating the Language of the Newborn: explaining those first few days of life
Author Nancy T. McGinty
ISBN 978-1-947589-23-0
Publisher Waldenhouse Publishers, Inc.
Description 5.5" x 8.5" on 50# archival white; 40 pages; $12.95
Eight color illustrations by Kay Tye Ogle and
Jessie Claire McGinty
Availability October 2019
Order from 74 Sam Allen Mountain Rd, Ellijay, GA 30536
Describes behavior of the normal newborn infant in its first week of life and ways to attend to and manage its basic needs.

Library of Congress Control Number: 2019951432

HEA041000 HEALTH & FITNESS / Pregnancy & Childbirth

HEA046000 HEALTH & FITNESS / Children’s Health

HEA044000 HEALTH & FITNESS / Breastfeeding




Most babies have predictable behavior. Parents who have a head start with some advance knowledge of what to expect in their baby’s first few days of life will have more confidence when they meet their baby. The goal of this book is to instill common sense care into those first days.

Table of Contents
1. What Is My Newborn Telling Me?
2. Why I Won’t Wake Up
3. Why I Won’t Eat
4. My Hands Are My Best Friends
5. I Love to Suck (on everything)
6. Dancing Chest to Chest
7. Now I Want to Eat (all the time)
8. To Burp or Not to Burp
9. I’m Awake All Night
10.I’m Changing Quickly
11.It’s Going to Be OKAY


About the Author
Nancy T. McGinty is a Registered Nurse specializing in neonatal nursing with thirty years in the field. She earned a BA in Psychology from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Her career as a registered nurse began at a large children's hospital in Atlanta, Georgia where she worked on several medical/surgical units for six years. For the next twenty-four years, she worked in the well baby and neonatal intensive care nurseries of another large hospital in Atlanta and continues to serve as an IBCLC Lactation Consultant in that same hospital for twelve of those years.

She is the mother of three and grandmother of six and lives with her husband in the Southern Appalachian Mountains.

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