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Keeping mothers and babies together--breastfeeding and bonding.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12851979     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A close examination of the WHO/UNICEF (2001) Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding reveals a central theme: that of keeping mothers and babies together. Two of the steps, in particular, emphasise that close contact is maintained: step four--skin contact and the initiation of breastfeeding, and step seven--rooming-in. The reason for this is that separation interferes with the establishment of breastfeeding and increases the likelihood of complications. This article considers the impact separation of mother and baby may have and asks whether it is any coincidence that breastfeeding relies on the togetherness of mother and baby.
Gill Rapley
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  RCM midwives : the official journal of the Royal College of Midwives     Volume:  5     ISSN:  -     ISO Abbreviation:  RCM Midwives     Publication Date:  2002 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-07-10     Completed Date:  2003-08-06     Revised Date:  2014-05-22    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101189530     Medline TA:  RCM Midwives     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  332-4     Citation Subset:  N    
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MeSH Terms
Breast Feeding / psychology*
Midwifery* / methods
Mother-Child Relations*
Mothers / psychology*
Nurse's Role
Object Attachment*
Rooming-in Care / methods*
United Nations

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