Skin-to-Skin Kangaroo Care Reduces Up to 36% Infant Deaths

Research from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Boston Children’s Hospital says that skin-to-skin contact can reduce deaths for infants with low birth weight. Low birth weight infants are particularly vulnerable during their first month of life so the researchers encourage skin-to-skin contact, also known as Kangaroo Care, especially in developing countries […]

Social Anxiety in Adolescents Predicted by Infant Bonding

Behavioral inhibition in early childhood is associated with social anxiety in adolescence, but only among youth who were anxiously attached to their parents as infants. A new longitudinal study conducted by researchers at the University of Maryland in collaboration with researchers at the National Institute of Mental Health and the University of Waterloo appears in Child […]

Bonding Repeated Through the Generations

Women with troubled maternal relationships are more likely to have difficulty bonding with their babies. A Secure Maternal Bond is the Most Important Thing to a Newborn Baby’s Future A study done by the University of New South Wales, UK, says women with troubled maternal relationships have lower levels of the hormone oxytocin and are more […]