There is nothing quite like the love between a mother and her newborn child.
Sometimes that bond is so strong that mom will be the only one the baby wants to be held by.
According to experts, that bond can also have health benefits for the baby
A strong attachment between mom and her baby can ward off diseases, boost immunity, and enhance a child’s IQ, according to Deepak Chopra, endocrinologist, and mind-body expert.
“Those hugs and kisses are a force of nature more powerful than ever thought, says Dr. Chopra. Mother-child bonding has evolved to become a complex physiological process that enlists not just our hearts, but our brains, hormones, nerves, and almost every part of our bodies,” Parenting.com reports.
You can get details on that study here.
The bond between mom and baby also has long-term emotional benefits.
“When a caregiver consistently responds to an infant’s needs, a trusting relationship and lifelong attachment develops,” UC Davis report. “This sets the stage for the growing child to enter healthy relationships with other people throughout life and to appropriately experience and express a full range of emotions.”
“Standard practice in most U.S. hospitals allows mothers and babies as much time as possible together after birth. Even when babies are born ill or premature, the importance of bonding is recognized. Whenever possible, health care providers in intensive care units try to create opportunities for parents to spend time holding and caring for their babies.”
But we don’t need science to tell how important the mother-child bond is.
It’s evident when it is witnessed or experienced.
Allyson Battaglia knew this the minute her kiss was magically the only thing that soothed her crying baby.
Her baby was born prematurely so the child required breathing tubes to assist her breathing.
A video shows mommy holding the baby on her chest.
A nurse is trying to remove the baby’s breathing tube which baby does NOT like.
The poor sweet little thing is crying and crying on mommy’s chest.
Mommy then loving looks at her newborn and kisses the baby on the nose.
The baby’s cries immediately start to soften and eventually taper off after about two wails.
The baby is suddenly completely calm and seems as if mom’s kiss lulled the child to sleep.
Unfortunately, the nurse had to do her job inserting new tubes and other things to help the baby.
This woke the teeny preemie from its comfy slumber.
Still, mommy kept her face close to the baby’s so that she felt safe.
And it seems as if the baby did feel safe because she still wasn’t making a peep as the nurse poked and prodded her.
“The NICU nurses did a great job with her during her stay. The entire staff was attentive and did an excellent job guiding us through the entire process,” Battaglia wrote.
More than 178,000 people had their heart’s warmed by watching this video on YouTube.
“Congrats, mum. Mother’s touch has always its magic,” said another.
“Great, video so, beautiful and very sweet so priceless watching you kiss your adorable baby, may God bless you both forever,” and another.
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