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Infant dry skin: Clinical practice and the evidence to support it

Many midwives would agree that the priorities in maternity care mostly centre around intrapartum and antenatal care, and that postnatal care has long been the ‘Cinderella’ of the maternity service...

Evaluation of infants' exposure to environmental tobacco smoke using salivary cotinine measurements

Many studies have elucidated the relationship between exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) and damage to health in children The World Health Organization (WHO) (1999) performed a large-scale...

Revisiting infant nappy dermatitis: Causes and preventive care

Infant skin cleansing is a controversial topic and one about which proponents of different regimes have strong opinions (Hugill, 2014) Nappy rash and nappy dermatitis are broad terms used to describe...

Parents' choice of non-supine sleep position for newborns: a cross-sectional study

The back to sleep (BTS) campaign was introduced to encourage the supine positioning of infants when sleeping (American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) 1992; NHS Choices, 2012) to reduce the risk of...

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