Having a baby prematurely can be traumatic experience for parents and is typically characterized by feelings of loss and grief that can persist for months after a baby is discharged from the hospital.
New research by the University of Michigan Health System and the University of Wisconsin shows that the degree to which a mother can resolve these feelings is thought to affect attachment between the mother and infant. That attachment has long-term implications for the infant's social and emotional development.
The findings of this study appear in this week's online edition of the journal Pediatrics...
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Resolving Mother's Grief After Preterm Birth Key To Premature Infant's Long-Term Well Being
Posted by Jodi Kluchar at 12:28 AM