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Swaddling is not contraindicated in the newborn period

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Goodstein, M., Hauck, F., Darnall, R. et al. Swaddling is not contraindicated in the newborn period. J Perinatol 36, 160 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1038/jp.2015.182

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