alexa Abstract | Attachment-keeping NICU Infants Safe
ISSN: 2376-127X

Journal of Pregnancy and Child Health
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Child maltreatment is a risk for graduates of the newborn intensive care unit (NICU). Infants represent the highest child maltreatment victimization group and parents, particularly mothers, are significantly represented as perpetrators. The challenges of a NICU environment along with the care burdens associated with NICU infants increase child maltreatment risks. Medical providers can reduce the risk of child maltreatment by fostering attachment bonds between mother and infant in the NICU.

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Author(s): Janeen Cross*


Maltreatment, Infants, NICU, Attachment, Mothers, Maltreatment, Infants, NICU, Attachment, Mothers

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