Letter to the Editor

Swaddling is not contraindicated in the newborn period

  • Journal of Perinatology (2016) 36, 160 (2016)
  • doi:10.1038/jp.2015.182
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  1. Department of Pediatrics, York Hospital, WellSpan Health, York, PA, USA

    • M H Goodstein
  2. Department of Family Medicine, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA, USA

    • F R Hauck
  3. Department of Pediatrics, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Hanover, NH, USA

    • R A Darnall
  4. Department of Pediatrics, Cooper University, Camden, NJ, USA

    • L Feldman-Winter
  5. Department of Pediatrics, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA, USA

    • R Y Moon

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Correspondence to M H Goodstein.