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Maternal caretaking and play with full-term and premature infants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3980612     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The contribution of past psychological experiences of the mother and medical complications of the infant to differences in caretaking of pre- and full-term infants are examined. Twenty full- and 20 pre-term matched mother-infant dyads were studied during a feed and play 1, 2 and 3 months after the expected date of birth. Full-term infants were more active than pre-terms at 4 weeks only. Mother of pre-terms showed differences in their interactions at all times. Interactions were related to maternal experiences in full-term infants only. Degree of neonatal illness was correlated with behavioral disorganization of premature infants, leading to differences in caretaking style.
K Minde; M Perrotta; P Marton
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0021-9630     ISO Abbreviation:  J Child Psychol Psychiatry     Publication Date:  1985 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-05-17     Completed Date:  1985-05-17     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375361     Medline TA:  J Child Psychol Psychiatry     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  231-44     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Feeding Behavior
Infant Care
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature / psychology*
Infant, Premature, Diseases / psychology
Maternal Behavior
Mother-Child Relations*
Motor Activity
Play and Playthings

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