Newborn behaviour to locate the breast when skin-to-skin: a possible method for enabling early self-regulation.

@article{Widstrm2011NewbornBT,
  title={Newborn behaviour to locate the breast when skin-to-skin: a possible method for enabling early self-regulation.},
  author={A Widstr{\"o}m and G. Patrick Lilja and P Aaltomaa-Michalias and A G Dahll{\"o}f and M Lintula and E. Nissen},
  journal={Acta paediatrica},
  year={2011},
  volume={100 1},
  pages={
          79-85
        }
}
AIM The aim of this study was to provide a more detailed analysis of the infant's behavioural sequence that begins immediately after birth and terminates with grasping the nipple, suckling and then falling asleep. METHOD Twenty-eight full-term infants were videotaped immediately after birth. A video protocol was developed to examine infant behaviours identified from five random videotapes. RESULTS When birth crying had stopped, the babies showed a short period of relaxation and then… CONTINUE READING

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