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Why do parents bond with their baby?

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Bonding is an important human instinct that gives babies a sense of security and self-esteem. Bonding also helps parents feel connected to their newest family member. It begins to happen even before the baby is born -- when you feel the first little flutters in your belly or see your baby kick on the ultrasound screen. Your baby also starts getting to know you in the womb through the sound of your voice.

SOURCES:

Hernandez-Reif, M, Diego, M, and Field T , 2007. Infant Behavior and Development

O'Higgins, M., St. James Roberts, I., Glover, V. , 2008. Journal of Affective Disorders

Lee, H. 2006. Taehan Kanho Hakhoe Chi,

Ferber, S and Makhoul, I. , 2004. Pediatrics

Reviewed by Amita Shroff on September 18, 2018

SOURCES:

Hernandez-Reif, M, Diego, M, and Field T , 2007. Infant Behavior and Development

O'Higgins, M., St. James Roberts, I., Glover, V. , 2008. Journal of Affective Disorders

Lee, H. 2006. Taehan Kanho Hakhoe Chi,

Ferber, S and Makhoul, I. , 2004. Pediatrics

Reviewed by Amita Shroff on September 18, 2018

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