Bases for maternal perceptions of infant crying and colic behaviour.

@article{JamesRoberts1996BasesFM,
  title={Bases for maternal perceptions of infant crying and colic behaviour.},
  author={Ian St James-Roberts and Sharon Conroy and Katie Wilsher},
  journal={Archives of disease in childhood},
  year={1996},
  volume={75 5},
  pages={375-84}
}
According to the commonest definition, infant colic is distinguished by crying which is 'paroxysmal'-that is, intense and different in type from normal fussing and crying. To test this, maternal reports of the distress type of 67 infants whose fuss/crying usually exceeded three hours a day ('persistent criers') were scrutinised using 24 hour audiorecordings of the infants' distressed vocalisation. 'Moderate criers' (n = 55) and 'evening criers' (n = 38) were also assessed. Most of the distress… CONTINUE READING

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