maternal-infant bonding

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the attachment that forms between an infant and its mother beginning at birth

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Helping Children with Asthma by Repairing Maternal-Infant Bonding Problems.
The Woman's Hospital of Texas' efforts to increase breastfeeding success and support maternal-infant bonding, rooming-in and other family centered care practices that are central in Baby-Friendly Hospitals help ensure both health and happiness for the mothers, babies and families they serve," says Melanie Mouzoon, M.
Many of the most severe cases begin in infancy and interfere with maternal-infant bonding and establishment of normal sleep patterns.
Until now, researchers say oxytocin -- sometimes called the "pleasure hormone" -- has been better known for its role in inducing sexual attraction and orgasm, regulating breast feeding and promoting maternal-infant bonding.
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