Co-bedding in neonatal nursery for promoting growth and neurodevelopment in stable preterm twins

Nai Ming Lai, Siew Cheng Foong, Wai Cheng Foong, Kenneth Tan

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Abstract

With the increased birth rate of twins during the recent decades and improved prognosis of preterm infants, there is a need to explore measures that could optimise their growth and neurodevelopmental outcomes. It has been postulated that co-bedding simulates the twins intrauterine experiences in which co-regulatory behaviours between the twins are observed. These behaviours are proposed to benefit the twins by reducing their stress, which may promote growth and development. However, uncertainties exist on the benefit-risk profile of co-bedding practice.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberCD008313
Pages (from-to)1 - 49
Number of pages49
JournalCochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Volume12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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Co-bedding in neonatal nursery for promoting growth and neurodevelopment in stable preterm twins. / Lai, Nai Ming; Foong, Siew Cheng; Foong, Wai Cheng; Tan, Kenneth.

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