When babies are inside the mother’s womb, it’s the umbilical cord that helps her grow and thrive. But when the baby is out to face the world, it’s the emotional bond between her and her mother that lays the psychological foundation and provides the li’l one with the social and physical buffer every child needs for growing up. Once the umbilical cord has been cut, baby’s physical attachment with mother may end, but it’s the beginning of an emotional bond to be cherished for a lifetime and beyond.
Scientists from all over the world has proven that those are powerful forces by nature that help the baby prevent diseases, boost immunity and even enhance her IQ. Mother-child bonding has evolved to become a complex physiological process that enlists not just our hearts, but brains, hormones, nerves, and almost every part of our bodies.
The bonding of the mother and child begins even before they see each for the first time. A pregnant mother often develops emotions mixed with anticipation and these feelings help set the perfect base of a strong bond between her and the child. This emotional attachment is due to powerful hormones like oxytocin. These hormones literally bring out the mother in every woman. The baby also reciprocates the love in her own unique ways. Like, her heartbeat increases every time she hears her mother’s voice.
The bond between mother and child builds the future character and personality of the child. Every child deserves loads of love and attention from their mothers so that they can have an emotionally healthy and well-structured future. With the increasing no. of creche and day care facilities and changing times, the responsibility now also lies upon the teacher to share a more affectionate and understanding bond with the infants and toddlers. While this is a great relief for working mothers it’s also a great responsibility of mothers to find a caregiver for the children.
In conclusion quoting a renowned pediatrician who confirms, “Babies need a lot of love and a lot of work, denying that would be wrong.” So stay loved and shower unlimited and unconditional love to your baby as these moments are priceless and wouldn’t come back for anything ever. For more information on everything you can know about pregnancy to parenting download the Babyberry App. The best pregnancy tracking app and unlimited information awaits you.