A randomised trial of continuous skin-to-skin contact after preterm birth and the effects on salivary cortisol, parental stress, depression, and breastfeeding.

@article{Mrelius2015ART,
  title={A randomised trial of continuous skin-to-skin contact after preterm birth and the effects on salivary cortisol, parental stress, depression, and breastfeeding.},
  author={Evalotte M{\"o}relius and Annika {\"O}rtenstrand and Elvar Theodorsson and Anneli Sepa Frostell},
  journal={Early human development},
  year={2015},
  volume={91 1},
  pages={63-70}
}
AIM To evaluate the effects of almost continuous skin-to-skin contact (SSC) on salivary cortisol, parental stress, parental depression, and breastfeeding. STUDY DESIGN This is a randomised study engaging families of late preterm infants (32-35 weeks gestation). Salivary cortisol reactivity was measured in infants during a nappy change at one month corrected age, and in infants and mothers during still-face at four month corrected age. Both parents completed the Swedish Parenthood Stress… CONTINUE READING
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