Friday, May 20, 2011

Mother-Baby Bonding

By breast milk mother and baby can bond each other, according to the new research that determines breast milk feeding mothers are more likely than formula milk feeding moms to bong with their infants in the months after they're born. This research also demonstrate the stronger brain responses when they hear their baby cry, according to a study published in May issue of the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.

All mother's brains were more active when listening to their own baby's cry, but the changes in the breast feeding mother's relevant brain regions were far more significant. Formula milk feeding moms may fall into a lower socioeconomic bracket, as a result, the women in the MRI study were a fairly homogeneous bunch; white, middle to upper class women with a least a college degree.

The first link brain activity with maternal behavior, is likely to reinforce the convictions of breast feeding mothers that they're doing right by their babies and make formula feeding moms squirm a little.

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