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Feeding Patterns and Emotional Care in Breastfed Infants

Smith, Julie; Ellwood, Mark


A number of studies have suggested breastfed infants have improved bonding and attachment or cognitive development outcomes. However, mechanisms by which these differences might develop are poorly understood. We used maternal time use data to examine whether exclusively breastfeeding mothers spend more time in close interactive behaviors with their infants than mothers who have commenced or completed weaning. Mothers (188) participating in a time use survey recorded infant feeding activities...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Social Indicators Research
DOI: 10.1007/s11205-010-9657-9


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