摘要:英国索尔福德大学（the University of Salford）科研新闻
索尔福德高校产科学研究讲师玛丽.普里斯（Mary Price），因其相关“母婴搂抱”的科学研究终获博士学位，索尔福德高校也因而使该学校的博士学位授于典礼，具备了浓厚的“柔情似水情意”。玛丽莱在索尔福德高校身心健康护理学院执教，她用了5年時间在百仟代尔医院科学研究母婴关联，以求发现母婴中间的初期身体接触会造成何实际效果。她发现，妈妈搂抱宝宝的作法对宝宝大有益处，特别是在在宝宝新生的一个小时内也是好处颇多。她坚信假如小孩无法得到那样的原始身体接触，小孩将来的全部日常生活都是会遭受危害：“新生婴儿一直啼哭不仅，大家认为这很一切正常。殊不知客观事实并不是这样――啼哭必有缘故，假如宝宝从母亲那里马上获得了抚慰， 那麼宝宝便会意识到自身能从他人那边寻找宽慰。”百仟代尔医院妇产科医生早已逐渐现场选用该项科学研究結果，玛丽莱期待她的发现能在全国各地的医院中得到广泛运用。她讲：“母婴相拥尽管是一项极其简便易行的事，可是确实能造成非同凡响的实际效果”。
Hold me close babyposted 08/08/2006The awarding of PhDs at the University of Salford has got all 'touchy-feely' after midwifery lecturer, Mary Price received her doctorate for research into cuddling.Mary, who teaches at the University's School of Healthcare Professions, has spent five years studying mother and baby relationships at Rochdale Infirmary to see what effect early physical contact has.She's found that there are huge benefits to be had by mothers cuddling their babies - especially in the hour just after birth.She believes that without this initial contact a child's whole future life could be affected: "A newborn baby will nearly always cry and people think that it's normal. But it isn't - it's crying for a reason and if it is receiving comfort from its mother straight away, it realises it can seek comfort in others."Her findings have been adopted by Rochdale Infirmary's maternity unit and she hopes they will soon be spread to other hospitals across the country.She said: "It's such a simple practice and it really can make a difference."EndsNotes to editorsDr Price is available for comment on the following topics as a University of Salford expert:Breastfeeding, action research , problem-based learning, curriculum planning, babies and children.