Nurturing care: promoting early childhood development

  title={Nurturing care: promoting early childhood development},
  author={Pia Rebello Britto and Stephen J. Lye and Kerrie Proulx and Aisha K. Yousafzai and Stephen G Matthews and Tyler Vaivada and Rafael P{\'e}rez‐Escamilla and Nirmala Rao and Patrick Ip and Lia C.H. Fernald and Harriet L MacMillan and Mark A. Hanson and Theodore D. Wachs and Haogen Yao and Hirokazu Yoshikawa and Adrian Cerezo and James Frederick Leckman and Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta},
  journal={The Lancet},

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