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When is the use of pacifiers justifiable in the baby-friendly hospital initiative context? A clinician’s guide

BMC Pregnancy and ChildbirthBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201717:130

https://doi.org/10.1186/s12884-017-1306-8

Received: 8 October 2015

Accepted: 11 April 2017

Published: 27 April 2017

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Original Submission
8 Oct 2015 Submitted Original manuscript
4 May 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Diane Spatz
10 Nov 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - M. Heinig
9 Mar 2017 Author responded Author comments - Welma Lubbe
Resubmission - Version 2
9 Mar 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
Publishing
11 Apr 2017 Editorially accepted
27 Apr 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12884-017-1306-8

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Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
North-West University, School of Nursing Science, Potchefstroom, South Africa
(2)
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Port Elizabeth, South Africa

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