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Duration and pattern of crying in the first year of life.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7698525     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In a prospective study of fetal and postnatal growth and development in a group of babies whose mothers were residents of an inner-city health district in the north of England, the total amount of crying of 157 infants was recorded at four periods during the first year of life by means of a 24-hour log. The mean number of crying episodes reduced from 4.4 at six weeks to 1.5 at one year. Early crying predicted later crying. It was not possible to predict which babies would cry a lot except that breast-fed infants tended to cry less. Mothers' perceptions of whether their babies cried a lot correlated with their perception of sleep difficulties. Rapid response to crying was associated with significantly less crying overall.
E M Baildam; V F Hillier; B S Ward; R P Bannister; F N Bamford; W M Moore
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Developmental medicine and child neurology     Volume:  37     ISSN:  0012-1622     ISO Abbreviation:  Dev Med Child Neurol     Publication Date:  1995 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-05-04     Completed Date:  1995-05-04     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0006761     Medline TA:  Dev Med Child Neurol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  345-53     Citation Subset:  IM    
Booth Hall Children's Hospital, Manchester.
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MeSH Terms
Crying / physiology*
Infant Behavior / physiology*
Infant, Newborn / physiology*
Maternal Behavior
Prospective Studies
Retrospective Studies

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