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Jornal de Psicanálise

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ALMEIDA, Mariângela Mendes de et al. Early feeding relationships, a clinical investigation: pediatría y psicoanálisis nutriendo vínculos. J. psicanal. [online]. 2018, vol.51, n.94, pp. 125-140. ISSN 0103-5835.

Within the interface psychoanalysis/pediatrics and clinical work/research, this paper presents considerations about early feeding difficulties in its transience or crystallization trends as possible signs of resilience or vulnerability within parent-infant relationship. In addition to providing an overview of the relationship quality, these difficulties can evoke intense anxieties of caretakers, creating a vicious circle of mutual avoidance, refusal, projective intensity and disinvestment in the subjectivities which can permeate the wider dimension of the baby's psychic development. Results of a detailed clinical study with illustrative material are considered in its initial investigation phase and proposed as categories for identification of emotional vulnerability within parent-infant relationship and early referral of families in need of therapeutic intervention by health professionals in pediatric context.

Keywords : feeding difficulties; research in psychoanalysis and pediatrics; early intervention; parent-infant relationship; vulnerability; resilience.

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