Self-demand feeding in a maternity unit.

@article{Illingworth1952SelfdemandFI,
  title={Self-demand feeding in a maternity unit.},
  author={R. Illingworth and D. Stone and G. H. Jowett and J. F. Scott},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={1952},
  volume={1 6710},
  pages={
          683-7
        }
}
It is possible that a rigid feeding schedule could have a harmful effect on the establishment of lactation. The higher incidence of successful lactation in primitive communities than in more civilized ones could be attributed to a self-demand feeding schedule. This paper presents the results of an experiment conducted to determine the effectiveness of self-demand vs. rigid feeding schedule. 106 babies in a maternity unit were fed on a rigid feeding schedule of 6 feeds in 24 hours (rigid group… Expand
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