maternal-infant bonding


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Noun1.maternal-infant bonding - the attachment that forms between an infant and its mother beginning at birthmaternal-infant bonding - the attachment that forms between an infant and its mother beginning at birth; "maternal-infant bonding influences the child's psychological and physical development"
bonding - a close personal relationship that forms between people (as between husband and wife or parent and child)
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Disruptions in maternal-infant bonding are highly correlated with pediatric asthma and are presented as a cause for these parenting problems.
Severe cases often start in infancy and compromise maternal-infant bonding and the establishment of normal sleep patterns, she said.
To date no studies have documented the effect of the Pennsylvania legislation on maternal or newborn morbidity, hospital readmission rates, maternal-infant bonding, breast-feeding practices or outcomes , or other outcomes shown or suspected of being influenced by the maternity and newborn LOS (Braveman, Egerter, Pearl, et al.

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