Attachment-keeping NICU Infants Safe

Janeen Cross
2016 Journal of Pregnancy and Child Health  
Child maltreatment is a risk for graduates of the newborn intensive care unit (NICU). Infants represent the highest child maltreatment victimization group and parents, particularly mothers, are significantly represented as perpetrators. The challenges of a NICU environment along with the care burdens associated with NICU infants increase child maltreatment risks. Medical providers can reduce the risk of child maltreatment by fostering attachment bonds between mother and infant in the NICU.
doi:10.4172/2376-127x.1000245 fatcat:aq7hvdcuhzgfjeen3geot6vnk4