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J Paediatr Child Health. 2015 Apr;51(4):361-4. doi: 10.1111/jpc.12752. Epub 2014 Oct 8.

Sleeping like a baby? Infant sleep: impact on caregivers and current controversies.

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Centre for Community Child Health, The Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Abstract

This annotation discusses definitions of 'sleep problems', the impacts of infant sleep on maternal and paternal well-being, and the evidence behind two areas of current controversy - the role of attachment versus behaviourally based parenting in infant sleep and management strategies for sleep problems in infants aged less than 6 months.

KEYWORDS:

cry; infant; mental health; parent; sleep

PMID:
25293637
DOI:
10.1111/jpc.12752
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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