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Early relationship environments: physiology of skin-to-skin contact for parents and their preterm infants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15289033     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Skin-to-skin care involves the mother placing her diaper-clad infant upright between her breasts in direct skin contact. The practice has evolved worldwide to be an intervention strategy in neonatal intensive care units for premature infants and their mothers. Few adverse outcomes have been noted in thermoregulation, cardiovascular changes, or behavioral organization. Findings have been positively related to better infant physiologic and neurobehavioral outcomes, maternal breastfeeding success, and positive attachment relationships. The early, intimate, and physiologically stabilizing benefits of skin-to-skin care provide for a new conceptualization of the optimal environment for preterm infants in intensive care.
Joy V Browne
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinics in perinatology     Volume:  31     ISSN:  0095-5108     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Perinatol     Publication Date:  2004 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-08-03     Completed Date:  2004-10-07     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501306     Medline TA:  Clin Perinatol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  287-98, vii     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, JFK Partners, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine, B 310, 1056 East 19th Avenue, Denver CO 80218, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Infant Care / methods*
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature / physiology*
Skin Physiological Phenomena*
Grant Support
MCJ-08941301//PHS HHS

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