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Research article - Peer-reviewed, 2012

Sex differences in newborn interaction with mother or father during skin-to-skin contact after Caesarean section

Velandia, Marianne; Uvnäs-Moberg, Kerstin; Nissen, Eva


Conclusion: Early mother-infant SSC immediately after Caesarean section should be promoted until the occurrence of the first breastfeed. If the mother is unable to provide SSC immediately after birth, the father-infant SSC is a valuable alternative because it enhances paternal interaction.


Breastfeeding; Caesarean section; Newborn behaviour; Sex; Skin-to-skin contact

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Acta Paediatrica
2012, volume: 101, number: 4, pages: 360-367

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Velandia, Marianne
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Animal Environment and Health
Nissen, Eva

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