Early maternal-child contact: effects on later behaviour.


Fifty normal, healthy, full-term infants were allowed 45 minutes contact with their mothers immediately after birth at Victoria Jubilee Hospital, Kingston, Jamaica. The behaviour of these infants and their mothers was compared with matched controls at six and 12 weeks in a hospital follow-up interview. More early-contact mothers solely breast-fed their… (More)


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@article{Ali1981EarlyMC, title={Early maternal-child contact: effects on later behaviour.}, author={Zahid Ali and M. E. Lowry}, journal={Developmental medicine and child neurology}, year={1981}, volume={23 3}, pages={337-45} }