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Long-term effect on mother-infant behaviour of extra contact during the first hour post partum. V. Follow-up at three years.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2749204     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Primiparous mothers and their infants who had had an extra 15-20 minutes skin-to-skin and suckling contact (P+) during the first hour after delivery behaved differently, had a longer duration of breast-feeding, and expressed different opinions on child rearing practices at follow-ups 36 hours, 3 and 12 months after delivery as compared with a control group (P) of primiparous mothers and their infants, who were given routine care immediately after birth. The present report is based on parts of the results of the follow-up at 3 years. Asked in retrospect more P mothers found the time together with their infants immediately after delivery to have been insufficient. More P+ children were reported to have been earlier continent during the day and also earlier stubborn than the children in the P group. The Denver Developmental Screening Test showed similar results in both groups. Catecholamine levels in the urine of extra contact mothers and their boys were found to be slightly higher than those of routine care mothers and boys. Two separate analyses of video-tapes of free play showed that mothers and children in the P+ group were smiling/laughing more often than P mothers and children. The P+ mothers were more encouraging and instructing towards their children than the P mothers. Articulated conflicts were more common in the P+ group. Regardless of the type of conflict, more conflicts in the P+ group were solved. As in earlier parts of this longitudinal study differences related to type of neonatal care were more pronounced for boy-mother than for girl-mother pairs.
B Wiberg; K Humble; P de Château
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian journal of social medicine     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0300-8037     ISO Abbreviation:  Scand J Soc Med     Publication Date:  1989  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-08-25     Completed Date:  1989-08-25     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0365610     Medline TA:  Scand J Soc Med     Country:  SWEDEN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  181-91     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Applied Psychology, University of Umeå, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Breast Feeding
Child Behavior
Child Rearing
Follow-Up Studies
Maternal Behavior
Mother-Child Relations*
Object Attachment*
Play and Playthings
Postpartum Period*

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