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International Journal of Pediatrics
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 129328, 11 pages
The Experience of Being Born: A Natural Context for Learning to Suckle
1Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
2Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
3Department of Neurobiology & Anatomy, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
4Molecular Medicine and Translational Science, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
Received 31 March 2012; Accepted 10 July 2012
Academic Editor: Chantal Lau
Copyright © 2012 Jeffrey R. Alberts and April E. Ronca. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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