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Postnatal parental education for optimizing infant general health and parent-infant relationships

  1. Janet Bryanton1,*,
  2. Cheryl T Beck2,
  3. William Montelpare3

Editorial Group: Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group

Published Online: 28 NOV 2013

Assessed as up-to-date: 17 SEP 2013

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004068.pub4


How to Cite

Bryanton J, Beck CT, Montelpare W. Postnatal parental education for optimizing infant general health and parent-infant relationships. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 11. Art. No.: CD004068. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004068.pub4.

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Prince Edward Island, School of Nursing, Charlottetown, Canada

  2. 2

    University of Connecticut, School of Nursing, Storrs, Connecticut, USA

  3. 3

    University of Prince Edward Island, Department of Applied Human Sciences, Faculty of Science, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada

*Janet Bryanton, School of Nursing, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, C1A 4P3, Canada. jbryanton@upei.ca.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New search for studies and content updated (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 28 NOV 2013

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References to studies included in this review

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References to ongoing studies

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  3. References to studies awaiting assessment
  4. References to ongoing studies
  5. Additional references
  6. References to other published versions of this review
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References to other published versions of this review

  1. References to studies included in this review
  2. References to studies excluded from this review
  3. References to studies awaiting assessment
  4. References to ongoing studies
  5. Additional references
  6. References to other published versions of this review
Bryanton 2010
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