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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First developed by the Karolinska Institute in Sweden, this model of care has numerous benefits, including reduced length of stay for the baby and strong maternal-infant bonding. To date, Carroll Hospital will be the only hospital in the state and just the second in the nation to adopt this model of care.
Other benefits included increased breastfeeding, maternal-infant bonding, and developmental outcomes [47].
and Kennell (1976) Maternal-infant bonding. St Louis: Mosby.
I learned from his obituary in the New York Times that he was the guy who put maternal-infant bonding on the map.
Due to the extensive research on maternal-infant bonding, early breastfeeding initiation, and skin-to-skin contact, many Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) have adopted the mother-infant skin-to-skin contact technique known as Kangaroo Mother Care.
(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.
Severe cases often start in infancy and compromise maternal-infant bonding and the establishment of normal sleep patterns, she said.

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