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Commentary on: Olsen AL, Ammitzboll J, Olsen EM, et al. Problems of feeding, sleeping and excessive crying in infancy: a general population study. Arch Dis Child 2019;104:1034–41.
Implications for practice and research
This study identified some regulatory problems such as feeding, sleeping and excessive crying during three periods of infancy through a set of preprogrammed home visits.
Parental health has been found to be closely related to infant feeding and sleeping patterns.
Providing parents with a strategy to cope with problems with infant feeding and sleeping patterns can reduce parental stress and improve the health of infants.
Future research can focus on understanding problems in early and late infancy to provide specific support for parents and develop guidelines for policymakers.
The most common problems among infants are excessive crying, and feeding and sleeping problems, which …
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