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Effective suckling in relation to naked maternal-infant body contact in the first hour of life: an observation study

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BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth201414:20

Received: 18 June 2013

Accepted: 9 January 2014

Published: 14 January 2014

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Original Submission
18 Jun 2013 Submitted Original manuscript
24 Jun 2013 Author responded Author comments - Ruth Merle Cantrill
Resubmission - Version 2
24 Jun 2013 Submitted Manuscript version 2
17 Oct 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Mary Renfrew
7 Dec 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Jane Scott
Resubmission - Version 3
Submitted Manuscript version 3
9 Jan 2014 Editorially accepted
14 Jan 2014 Article published 10.1186/1471-2393-14-20

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Authors’ Affiliations

Metro South Hospital and Health Service, Queensland Health, Queensland, Australia
Griffith Health Institute Griffith University, Nathan, Australia
Maternal and Infant Nutrition and Nurture Unit (MIANN), University of Central Lancashire, Lancashire, UK