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June 1973

Wakefulness and Feeding in Human Newborns

Author Affiliations

From the Colorado Psychiatric Hospital, University of Colorado Medical Center (Dr. Gaensbauer), and the University of Colorado Medical School (Dr. Emde), Denver.

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1973;28(6):894-897. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1973.01750360104016

Findings of previous investigators led to the hypothesis that the distribution of alert wakefulness in relation to feeding is altered by the type of feeding regimen used. This study compared behavioral states of 30 demand-fed and 30 schedule-fed newborns observed during a single feeding-to-feeding period.