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Quieting during early infancy: evidence for a developmental change?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3224575     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The ability to terminate crying (quieting) without intervention was studied from 0 to 18 weeks. Two groups were involved: 11 newborns during the first hour after birth and a longitudinal group of 14 infants seen every 3 weeks from 3 to 18 weeks. Most newborns who cried showed quieting with and without hand-mouth contacting. In the longitudinal group quieting with hand-mouth contacting appeared for the first time at 9 weeks (quieting without hand-mouth contacting being present from 3 weeks). Quieting with hand-mouth contacting was frequently accompanied by hand chewing/sucking. Explanations for the disappearance in quieting with hand-mouth contacting and its reappearance at 9 weeks concern changes in movement and posture. Explanations based on notions of intentionality in quieting were not supported by the data.
Authors:
B Hopkins; B Janssen; O Kardaun; T van der Schoot
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Early human development     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0378-3782     ISO Abbreviation:  Early Hum. Dev.     Publication Date:  1988 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-04-06     Completed Date:  1989-04-06     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7708381     Medline TA:  Early Hum Dev     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  111-24     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Developmental Neurology, University Hospital, Groningen, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Behavior*
Crying
Female
Humans
Infant*
Infant, Newborn / growth & development*
Male

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