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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I learned from his obituary in the New York Times that he was the guy who put maternal-infant bonding on the map.
Over the years, extensive research, conducted on maternal-infant bonding, has led to an increasing amount of evidence supporting the importance of early mother-infant interaction.
4) Practices that prevent early maternal-infant bonding and slow the initiation of breastfeeding may result in lower breastfeeding rates at 6 months of life and impact maternal behaviors.
Helping Children with Asthma by Repairing Maternal-Infant Bonding Problems.

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