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References

Articles:

The Association Between Common Labor Drugs and Suckling When Skin-to-Skin During the First Hour After Birth
Brimdyr K, Cadwell K, Widström AM, Svensson K, Neumann M, Hart E, Harrington S, Phillips R.
Birth: Issues in Perinatal Care, October 2015
PMID:26463582

Newborn behaviour to locate the breast when skin-to-skin: a possible method for enabling early self-regulation
Widström AM, Lilja G, Aaltomaa-Michalias P, Dahllöf A, Lintula M, Nissen E
 2011 Jan;100(1):79-85. doi: 10.1111/j.1651-2227.2010.01983.x. Epub 2010 Sep 14

A realistic evaluation of two training programs on implementing skin-to-skin as a standard of care
Brimdyr K, Widström AM, Cadwell K, Svensson K, Turner-Maffei C.
 2012 Summer;21(3):149-57. doi: 10.1891/1058-1243.21.3.149

Use of a video-ethnographic intervention (PRECESS Immersion Method) to improve skin-to-skin care and breastfeeding rates
Crenshaw JT, Cadwell K, Brimdyr K, Widström AM, Svensson K, Champion JD, Gilder RE, Winslow EH
 2012 Apr;7(2):69-78. doi: 10.1089/bfm.2011.0040. Epub 2012 Feb 7

Early skin-to-skin contact for mothers and their healthy newborn infants
Moore ER, Anderson GC, Bergman N, Dowswell T. Early skin-to-skin contact for mothers and their healthy newborn infants. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2012, Issue 5. Art. No.: CD003519. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD003519.pub3

Crying

Crying in separated and non-separated newborns: sound spectrographic analysis.
Michelsson K, Christensson K, Rothgänger H, Winberg J.
Acta Paediatr. 1996 Apr;85(4):471-5.

Separation distress call in the human neonate in the absence of maternal body contact.
Christensson K, Cabrera T, Christensson E, Uvnäs-Moberg K, Winberg J.
Acta Paediatr. 1995 May;84(5):468-73

Infant Temperature

Lower body temperatures in infants delivered by caesarean section than in vaginally delivered infants.
Christensson K, Siles C, Cabrera T, Belaustequi A, de la Fuente P, Lagercrantz H, Puyol P, Winberg J.
Acta Paediatr. 1993 Feb;82(2):128-31.

Temperature, metabolic adaptation and crying in healthy full-term newborns cared for skin-to-skin or in a cot.
Christensson K, Siles C, Moreno L, Belaustequi A, De La Fuente P, Lagercrantz H, Puyol P, Winberg J.
Acta Paediatr. 1992 Jun-Jul;81(6-7):488-93.

Maternal axillar and breast temperature after giving birth: effects of delivery ward practices and relation to infant temperature.
Bystrova K, Matthiesen AS, Vorontsov I, Widström AM, Ransjö-Arvidson AB, Uvnäs-Moberg K.
Birth. 2007 Dec;34(4):291-300.

Physiological stabilization

Randomized controlled trial of skin-to-skin contact from birth versus conventional incubator for physiological stabilization in 1200- to 2199-gram newborns.
Bergman NJ, Linley LL, Fawcus SR.
Acta Paediatr. 2004 Jun;93(6):779-85.

Blood Glucose

Temperature, metabolic adaptation and crying in healthy full-term newborns cared for skin-to-skin or in a cot.
Christensson K, Siles C, Moreno L, Belaustequi A, De La Fuente P, Lagercrantz H, Puyol P, Winberg J.
Acta Paediatr. 1992 Jun-Jul;81(6-7):488-93.

The Stress of Being Born

The "stress" of being born.
Lagercrantz H, Slotkin TA.
Sci Am. 1986 Apr;254(4):100-7.

Skin-to-skin contact may reduce negative consequences of "the stress of being born": a study on temperature in newborn infants, subjected to different ward routines in St. Petersburg.
Bystrova K, Widström AM, Matthiesen AS, Ransjö-Arvidson AB, Welles-Nyström B, Wassberg C, Vorontsov I, Uvnäs-Moberg K.
Acta Paediatr. 2003;92(3):320-6.

Self Regulation

Skin-to-Skin contact (Kangaroo care) promotes self-regulation in premature infants: sleepwake cyclicity, arousal modulation, and sustained exploration.
Feldman R, Weller A, Sirota L, Eidelman AI.
Dev Psychol. 2002 Mar;38(2):194-207.

Self-regulation, bonding, maternal sensitivity

Early contact versus separation: effects on mother-infant interaction one year later.
Bystrova K, Ivanova V, Edhborg M, Matthiesen AS, Ransjö-Arvidson AB, Mukhamedrakhimov R, Uvnäs-Moberg K, Widström AM.
Birth. 2009 Jun;36(2):97-109.

Natural awakening of breastfeeding reflexes

Gastric suction in healthy newborn infants. Effects on circulation and developing feeding behaviour.
Widström AM, Ransjö-Arvidson AB, Christensson K, Matthiesen AS, Winberg J, Uvnäs- Moberg K.
Acta Paediatr Scand. 1987 Jul;76(4):566-72.

Gastric aspirates of newborn infants: pH, volume and levels of gastrin- and somatostatin-like immunoreactivity.
Widström AM, Christensson K, Ransjö-Arvidson AB, Matthiesen AS, Winberg J, Uvnäs- Moberg K.
Acta Paediatr Scand. 1988 Jul;77(4):502-8.

Maternal analgesia during labor disturbs newborn behavior: effects on breastfeeding, temperature, and crying.
Ransjö-Arvidson AB, Matthiesen AS, Lilja G, Nissen E, Widström AM, Uvnäs-Moberg K.
Birth. 2001 Mar;28(1):5-12.

Postpartum maternal oxytocin release by newborns: effects of infant hand massage and sucking.
Matthiesen AS, Ransjö-Arvidson AB, Nissen E, Uvnäs-Moberg K.
Birth. 2001 Mar;28(1):13-9.

Bonding

Maternal-infant bonding: a joint rebuttal.
Anisfeld E, Curry MA, Hales DJ, Kennell JH, Klaus MH, Lipper E, O'Connor S, Siegel E, Sosa R.
Pediatrics. 1983 Oct;72(4):569-72.

Parent to infant bonding: setting the record straight.
Klaus M, Kennell J.
J Pediatr. 1983 Apr;102(4):575-6.

Baby's nine instinctive stages

Infant behaviour to locate the breast the first hour after birth – a possible way to early selfregulation and psychological bonds.
Widström A-M, Matthiesen A-S Lilja G, AaltomaaMichakias P, Lintula A, Dahllöf A, Ransjö-Arvidson A-B, Nissen E. Submitted

Less pain in the baby close to delivery

Mode of delivery modulates physiological and behavioral responses to neonatal pain.
Bergqvist LL, Katz-Salamon M, Hertegård S, Anand KJ, Lagercrantz H.
J Perinatol. 2009 Jan;29(1):44-50. Epub 2008 Sep 4.

Miscellaneous

American Public Health Association. (2007). A call to action on breastfeeding: A fundamental public health issue.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (2005). Healthy People 2010 midcourse review. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Obama, M. (2010). Let's Move.

WHO/UNICEF. (2009). Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative: Revised, Updated and Expanded for Integrated Care.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2009). CDC national survey of maternity care practices in infant nutrition and care (mPINC).