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Acta Paediatr. 2003;92(3):272-3.

Beneficial effects of postnatal skin-to-skin contact.

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  • 1Department of Pediatrics, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. jhk3@po.cwru.edu

Abstract

In a randomized trial, Bystrova et al. examined the traditional neonatal practice of swaddling. They demonstrated that extended skin-to-skin contact with the mother is the most effective way to maintain the infant's temperature and decrease the "stress of being born". Conclusion: Only through research such as that reported by Bystrova et al. can the advantages or disadvantages of routinely accepted perinatal practices be evaluated.

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