Free Content Step 8: Encourages All Mothers, Families to Touch, Hold, Breastfeed, Care for Their Babies

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Step 8 of the Ten Steps to Mother-Friendly Care encourages all mothers and families, including those with sick or premature newborns or infants with congenital problems, to touch, hold, breastfeed, and care for their babies to the extent compatible with their conditions. The rationales for compliance with the step and systematic review are presented.

Keywords: NICU; neonatal intensive care; parent care of ill or premature neonates or infants; parents

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: December 1, 2007

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