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Die moeder-kind verbintenis

E.M. Maclure
Curationis | Vol 2, No 1 | a407 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/curationis.v2i1.407 | © 1979 E.M. Maclure | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 27 September 1979 | Published: 27 September 1979

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E.M. Maclure, Prinsipale, Mowbray-kraamhospitaal, Kaapstad., South Africa

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Abstract

In antenatal clinics, maternity homes and doctors’ practices, more can be done to promote understanding of the patient’s needs and of the lack of mother-child bonding factors. The importance of early experiences which create a bond between mother and baby cannot be sufficiently stressed. The sooner the mother is allowed to handle, inspect and suckle her baby, the less complicated will be the most important first impression and the easier the development of mutual care.

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