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Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 1940756, 5 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/1940756
Research Article

Skin-to-Skin Contact in Cesarean Birth and Duration of Breastfeeding: A Cohort Study

1Department of Pediatrics, Castelli Hospital, Verbania, Italy
2Department of Anesthesia and Resuscitation, Castelli Hospital, Verbania, Italy
3SS Trinità Hospital, Borgomanero, Italy
4Baby Friendly Initiatives, Italian Committee UNICEF, Rome, Italy
5Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Castelli Hospital, Verbania, Italy

Correspondence should be addressed to Enrico Finale

Received 25 February 2017; Revised 17 July 2017; Accepted 31 July 2017; Published 7 September 2017

Academic Editor: Zhe-Xue Quan

Copyright © 2017 Andrea Guala et al. 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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