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Mother care for procedural pain in infants 

Mother care for procedural pain in infants
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Mother care for procedural pain in infants
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Celeste Johnston

and Marsha Campbell-Yeo

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199642656.003.0058
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date: 18 June 2019

A major role of maternal care is to protect their infant from harm, including pain. The aim of this chapter is to review the evidence on the effectiveness of maternal strategies that are efficacious in managing procedural pain including breastfeeding, kangaroo mother care, and facsimiles of maternal presence such as voice recordings, odour, and other care providers. The mechanisms, as currently understood, underlying the efficacy of maternal care, will be presented. Finally, pragmatic issues, such as feasibility, will be discussed.

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