Pilot study demonstrates that salivary oxytocin can be measured unobtrusively in preterm infants

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AIM This study assessed the feasibility and obtrusiveness of measuring salivary oxytocin in preterm infants receiving Kangaroo care, because this is a period of maximal bonding or co-regulation. We also analysed possible influential determinants, including maternal oxytocin. METHODS The saliva of preterm infants and their mothers was collected prior to… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/apa.13606

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@inproceedings{Kommers2017PilotSD, title={Pilot study demonstrates that salivary oxytocin can be measured unobtrusively in preterm infants}, author={D Kommers and M. Broeren and P. Andriessen and S A Oei and Loe M. G. Feijs and Sidarto Bambang Oetomo}, booktitle={Acta paediatrica}, year={2017} }