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Effects of amount of contact between mother and child on the mother's nursing behavior.

Journal article
Authors Sven G. Carlsson
H Fagerberg
Göran Horneman
Philip Hwang
K Larsson
M Rödholm
Joseph Schaller
B Danielsson
C Gundewall
Published in Developmental psychobiology
Volume 11
Issue 2
Pages 143-50
ISSN 0012-1630
Publication year 1978
Published at Department of Psychology
Pages 143-50
Language en
Keywords Adult, Breast Feeding, Female, Humans, Infant, Newborn, Maternal Behavior, Mother-Child Relations, Time Factors
Subject categories Psychology


Short-term effects of different amounts of body contact between mother and newborn on human nursing behavior were studied. Extended contact immediately after parturition was related to an increase in affective components of maternal nursing behavior observed on postpartum Days 2 and 4.

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