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Table 5 Examples of “mothers' reports of 'hands-on latch intervention' during hospital stay”

From: Effects of mother-infant skin-to-skin contact on severe latch-on problems in older infants: a randomized trial

Mothers reports of “hands-on” Experimental
n = 53
Number of
Control group
n = 50
Number of
“Hands-on” not hard: “not painful” “I didn’t know anything else” “unpleasant” “stressful” 19 19
“Hands-on” hard:
“squeeze and pulling hard” “painful” ”violent” “humiliating” ”forceful” “heavy handed” “lasting bruises”
24 25
Did not receive “hands-on” 3 2
Not noted 7 4
Total 53 50