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Vanier, C. (2017). The relationship between the parents and the premature baby. Int. Forum Psychoanal., 26(1):29-32.

(2017). International Forum of Psychoanalysis, 26(1):29-32

The relationship between the parents and the premature baby

Catherine Vanier

The arrival of a newborn baby confronts the parents with the loss of their own childhood and the process of mourning that this entails. In the case of a premature birth, where the often brutal experience of birth is followed by a forced separation of hospitalization, the situation is even more complicated, making it sometimes difficult for the mother to invest in the baby libidinally. The presence of a psychoanalyst working with the resuscitation team can facilitate the encounter with the parents, the baby, and the caretakers, and can, by “supposing a subject” in the baby, help to restore the bond between mother and child.

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