Role of the mother's touch in failure to thrive: A preliminary investigation Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Failure to Thrive
  • Maternal Behavior
  • Mother-Child Relations
  • Touch

abstract

  • Types of maternal touch that may promote growth or facilitate feeding are reduced in FTT, due, in extreme cases, to maternal or child touch aversion. Clinicians evaluating FTT should be alert to very infrequent touch in the mother-child interaction and consider whether it may represent a maternal intolerance of physical contact with her infant or a problem with the infant's feeding competence.

publication date

  • January 1994

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 7982860

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1098

end page

  • 105

volume

  • 33

number

  • 8