Breastfeeding, Sensitivity, and Attachment

@article{Britton2006BreastfeedingSA,
  title={Breastfeeding, Sensitivity, and Attachment},
  author={J. Britton and H. Britton and V. Gronwaldt},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2006},
  volume={118},
  pages={e1436 - e1443}
}
OBJECTIVE. Our goal was to test the hypothesis that breastfeeding is associated with enhanced infant-mother attachment and its antecedent maternal sensitivity. METHODS. Breastfeeding intent and practice were assessed by questionnaires administered to 152 mothers between 32 weeks of gestation and 12 months postpartum. Early maternal sensitivity was measured by the Sensitivity to Cues subscale of the Nursing Child Assessment Satellite Training Feeding Scale at 3 months, and quality of the mother… Expand
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