The First Weeks
More Than Baby Blues
Keywords: postpartum depression, postnatal depression, postpartum anxiety, mood disorders, pregnancy
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Dørheim SK, et al., Can insomnia in pregnancy predict postpartum depression? A longitudinal, population-based study. PLoS One. 2014 Apr 14;9(4):e94674. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0094674. eCollection 2014.
Hibbert CG, Postpartum Mood Disorders: An Informational Guide For Couples., Postpartum Health Alliance and doctoral dissertation by author.
Misri S, et al., Antenatal depression and anxiety affect postpartum parenting stress: a longitudinal, prospective study., Can J Psychiatry. 2010 Apr;55(4):222-8.
Molyneaux E, et al., Obesity and mental disorders during pregnancy and postpartum: a systematic review and meta-analysis., Obstet Gynecol. 2014 Apr;123(4):857-67. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000000170.
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Why Babies Cry
Keywords: infant crying
Haig D, Troubled Sleep, EMPH (2014) 2014 (1): 32-39.doi: 10.1093/emph/eou005 First published online: March 7, 2014
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McKenna JJ, Night waking among breastfeeding mothers and infants. Conflict, congruence or both?, EMPH (2014) 2014 (1): 40-47.
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The Art and Science of Baby Soothing
Keywords: neonatal pain management, pain relief, swaddling, kangaroo care, white noise
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Harrington JW, et al., Effective analgesia using physical interventions for infant immunizations., Pediatrics. 2012 May;129(5):815-22. doi: 10.1542/peds.2011-1607. Epub 2012 Apr 16.
Shushing and white noise
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Smith CV, et al., Intrauterine sound levels: intrapartum assessment with an intrauterine microphone., Am J Perinatol. 1990 Oct;7(4):312-5.
Spencer JA, et al., White noise and sleep induction. Arch Dis Child. Jan 1990; 65(1): 135–137.
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Skin-to-skin contact, breastfeeding and breastmilk
Arnon S, et al., Maternal singing during kangaroo care led to autonomic stability in preterm infants and reduced maternal anxiety., Acta Paediatr. 2014 Oct;103(10):1039-44. doi: 10.1111/apa.12744. Epub 2014 Aug 11.
Jahromi LB et al., Maternal regulation of infant reactivity from 2 to 6 months., Dev Psychol. 2004 Jul;40(4):477-87.
Shah PS, et al., Breastfeeding or breast milk for procedural pain in neonates., Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2012 Dec 12;12:CD004950. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD004950.pub3
Sucking and swaying
Stevens B, et al., Sucrose for analgesia in newborn infants undergoing painful procedures., Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2013 Jan 31;1:CD001069. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD001069.pub4.
Positioning on the side or stomach and facilitated tucking
Cignacco EL, et al., Oral Sucrose and “ Facilitated Tucking ” for Repeated Pain Relief in Preterms: A Randomized Controlled Trial., Pediatrics. 2012 Feb;129(2):299-308. doi: 10.1542/peds.2011-1879. Epub 2012 Jan 9.
Lopez O, et al., The effect of facilitated tucking on procedural pain control among premature babies. J Clin Nurs. 2014 Jul 24. doi: 10.1111/jocn.12657. [Epub ahead of print]
Ohgi S, et al., Randomised controlled trial of swaddling versus massage in the management of excessive crying in infants with cerebral injuries., Arch Dis Child. 2004 Mar; 89(3): 212–216. doi: 10.1136/adc.2002.025064
van Sleuwen BE, et al., Comparison of behavior modification with and without swaddling as interventions for excessive crying., J Pediatr. 2006 Oct;149(4):512-7.
Period of PURPLE Crying and Shaken Baby Syndrome
Plain Talk About Pacifiers
Keywords: pacifier, dummy, breastfeeding, nipple confusion, otitis media, SIDS
Nelson AM, A comprehensive review of evidence and current recommendations related to pacifier usage., J Pediatr Nurs. 2012 Dec;27(6):690-9. doi: 10.1016/j.pedn.2012.01.004. Epub 2012 Feb 16.
What about breastfeeding?
Howard CR, et al., Randomized clinical trial of pacifier use and bottle-feeding or cupfeeding and their effect on breastfeeding., Pediatrics. 2003 Mar;111(3):511-8.
Jaafar SH, et al., Pacifier use versus no pacifier use in breastfeeding term infants for increasing duration of breastfeeding., Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2011 Mar 16;(3):CD007202. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD007202.pub2.
Jenik AG, et al., Does the recommendation to use a pacifier influence the prevalence of breastfeeding?, J Pediatr. 2009 Sep;155(3):350-4.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2009.03.038. Epub 2009 May 21.
Victora CG, et al., Pacifier Use and Short Breastfeeding Duration: Cause, Consequence, or Coincidence?, Pediatrics. 1997 Mar;99(3):445-53.
Hauck FR, Do pacifiers reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome? A meta-analysis., Pediatrics. 2005 Nov;116(5):e716-23. Epub 2005 Oct 10.
When Grandma Says He’s Spoiled
Keywords: infant communication
American Academy of Pediatrics. Coping with Crying. Accessed online February 2015.
Boyse K. Commentary., University of Michigan Health System. Accessed February 2015.
Pascoe JM, Solomon R, Prenatal correlates of indigent mothers’ attitudes about spoiling their young infants: a longitudinal study. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 1994 Oct;15(5):367-9.
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Feeding by the Clock
Keywords: Infant feeding, timed infant feeding
American Academy of Pediatrics. Sample Hospital Breastfeeding Policy for Newborns. Accessed February 2015.
Fallon A, et al., Baby-led compared with scheduled (or mixed) breastfeeding for successful breastfeeding., Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2014 Jul 31;7:CD009067. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD009067.pub2.
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Sling or Stroller or Both?
Keywords: kangaroo care, carrying, attachment, swaddling
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Barr RG, et al., Carrying as colic “therapy”: a randomized controlled trial., Pediatrics. 1991 May;87(5):623-30.
Cong X, et al., Randomized Crossover Trial of Kangaroo Care to Reduce Biobehavioral Pain Responses in Preterm Infants: A Pilot Study., Biol Res Nurs. 2011 Apr;13(2):204-16. doi: 10.1177/1099800410385839. Epub 2010 Dec 30.
Hunziker UA, Barr RG., Increased carrying reduces infant crying: a randomized controlled trial., Pediatrics. 1986 May;77(5):641-8.
Jung WJ, et al., The Efficacy of the Upright Position on Gastro-Esophageal Reflux and Reflux-Related Respiratory Symptoms in Infants With Chronic Respiratory Symptoms., Allergy Asthma Immunol Res. 2012 Jan; 4(1): 17–23. Published online 2011 Nov 11. doi: 10.4168/aair.2012.4.1.17
Peled E, et al., Neonatal Incidence of Hip Dysplasia., Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2008 Apr; 466(4): 771–775. Published online 2008 Feb 21. doi: 10.1007/s11999-008-0132-8
Stening W, et al., Cardiorespiratory stability of premature and term infants carried in infant slings., Pediatrics. 2002 Nov;110(5):879-83.