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Maternal stress and depression and the lateralisation of infant cradling

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>03/2009
<mark>Journal</mark>Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry
Issue number3
Volume50
Number of pages7
Pages (from-to)263-269
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

Studies show that 65-85% of mothers cradle their infants to the left side of their body, but that this bias changes with maternal mood and stress. The present study examines the hypothesis that maternal stress and depression status will influence the cradling bias differentially.