INFANT CARRYING, BREAST FEEDING, AND MOTHER-INFANT RELATIONS

@article{Cunningham1987INFANTCB,
  title={INFANT CARRYING, BREAST FEEDING, AND MOTHER-INFANT RELATIONS},
  author={Nicholas Cunningham and Elizabeth Anisfeld and Virginia Casper and Molly L. Nozyce},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={1987},
  volume={329}
}
SIR,-Paediatricians concerned about child maltreatment often encourage mothers to breast feed their babies to promote a healthy relationship between mother and child. Although the nutritional and immunological effects of breast feeding are well established the psychological/emotional benefits have not been clearly demonstrated. We have evidence that infant carrying has a beneficial effect on encouraging healthy mother-child affinity. A randomised trial of soft baby carriers (’Snuglis’) has just… CONTINUE READING

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