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Seides, S.W. (1981). Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic. XLIII, 1979: Early Mother-Infant Contact. John H. Kennell and Marshall H. Klaus. Pp. 69-78.. Psychoanal Q., 50:456-457.

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Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing: Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic. XLIII, 1979: Early Mother-Infant Contact. John H. Kennell and Marshall H. Klaus. Pp. 69-78.

(1981). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 50:456-457

Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic. XLIII, 1979: Early Mother-Infant Contact. John H. Kennell and Marshall H. Klaus. Pp. 69-78.

S. Warren Seides

These two pediatricians, reviewing several studies on early mother-infant contact, note that there seems to be a "sensitive" period within the hours after birth during which extra contact between mother and child may strikingly improve both subsequent mothering and child health. This observation is


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reproducible in different cultures and suggests that we re-evaluate our traditional settings and procedures for childbirth and early mother-infant contact.


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Seides, S.W. (1981). Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic. XLIII, 1979. Psychoanal. Q., 50:456-457

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