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The objective of our study was to identify factors associated with the initiation of breast-feeding in a poor urban area. One hundred postpartum, nonadolescent, non-drug using mothers, 50 breast-feeding and 50 formula feeding, were consecutively interviewed. Breast-feeding women were more likely to be born outside of the United States (42 versus 14%, p =(More)
The object of this study was to evaluate postpartum women for psychiatric symptomatology including cognitive disturbances, anxiety, depression, and anger to better meet their needs for support and involve them in the care of their infants. We interviewed 52 postpartum mothers at the Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center within 5 days of delivery and determined the(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the effect of sleep state on the Hering-Breuer inflation reflex in the preterm infant. Seventeen nonintubated, premature infants, ranging in birth weight from 980-2,440 g with postconceptual ages of 30-36 weeks, were studied. In each infant, pulmonary function testing, including the Hering-Breuer inflation reflex, was(More)
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