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Table 6 Examples of "mothers' descriptions of infants' reactions during hospital stay"

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

Mothers descriptions of infants reaction on “hands-on” Experimental
n = 53
Number of
Control group
n = 50
Number of
Suckled temporarily 0 1
Passive reaction 11 9
“no reaction” “passive” “fell asleep” “didn’t care” “not interested” “bored” “turned off”
Strong reaction 30 32
“screaming” “became hysterical” “was defensive” “avoidant” “sad” “panicked” “worried” “mad” “angry”
Did not receive hands-on intervention 3 2
Not noted 9 6
Total 53 50