Appendix 3
Movement and Learning Patterns of the Unborn Child and The Development of the Senses





Newborns stopped crying and responded to songs played on shows that their mother watched while they were pregnant.
Immediately after birth. Nijhuis/Hepper, p 144
Newborns prefer the sound of their mother's voice when it is adjusted to resemble what was heard in the womb. Immediately after birth Nijhuis/Hepper, p 138
Newborns learned to change their pattern of sucking in order to hear their mother's voice instead of that of another woman. The preference appears to have been acquired before their birth. Immediately after birth Nijhuis/Hepper, p 143; DeCasper & Fifer, p 1174; Fifer & Moon, p 430 p 432
Newborns changed their sucking pattern in order to hear a story that had been read to them before birth instead of an unfamiliar story. Immediately after birth Nijhuis/Hepper, p 143
Mothers who kept the same diet before and after they gave birth were more successful in breastfeeding than mothers who changed to a less spicy diet. This may reflect the child's preference for food she ate while she was pregnant because the mother's milk contains clues about her diet. Immediately after birth Nijhuis/Hepper, p 146


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