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Care practice #6: no separation of mother and baby, with unlimited opportunities for breastfeeding.
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PMID:  18566647     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
This updated edition of Care Practice Paper #6 presents the evidence for the benefits of keeping mothers and babies together after birth. The normal physiology of the postpartum and early newborn periods is explained. The author reviews the influence of early and frequent skin-to-skin contact and rooming-in on breastfeeding and early attachment. Women are encouraged to choose a birth setting that does not routinely separate mothers and babies and to plan for early and frequent skin-to-skin contact and rooming-in.
Jeannette Crenshaw
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of perinatal education     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1058-1243     ISO Abbreviation:  J Perinat Educ     Publication Date:  2007  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-06-20     Completed Date:  2012-08-27     Revised Date:  2012-09-27    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9301158     Medline TA:  J Perinat Educ     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  39-43     Citation Subset:  -    
JEANNETTE CRENSHAW is President of Lamaze International (LI). She is LI's representative to the United States Breastfeeding Committee (USBC) and serves on the USBC leadership team. She is a clinical education specialist at Texas Health Resources, The Center for Learning, in Arlington, Texas, and a member of the graduate faculty in the University of Texas at Arlington School of Nursing.
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