The Importance of Attitudes During Pregnancy and Early Mother-Child Contact for Breastfeeding Behavior: An Empirical Study

  • B. Wimmer-Puchinger
  • M. Nagel


The attitude towards, the desire to, and actual breastfeeding as an essential process of interaction of early mother-child contact depends on various conditions, sociological as well as psychological. Klaus and Kennel (1974), as well as De Chateu (1976) agree that the events immediately pot partum are the most essential. The authors conclude that a sufficient skin contact between the mother and child intensifies the maternal attachment in the “sensitive phase”.


Post Partum Skin Contact Sensitive Phase Maternal Attachment Personality Index 
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  • B. Wimmer-Puchinger
  • M. Nagel

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