I don't have much time to write since we're currently on vacation, I've been busy working with my brother on my new website (still under construction...stay tuned for the big reveal), and we will be gone camping for the next couple of days, but I thought I'd re-post "First baths, etc." because I think it's on to something and some of my new readers might not have seen it yet. Since writing the original post, I found a site that claims, "There are immediate and detectible [sic] changes in the hormone levels of mother and child when they smell each other." I really wish they gave a reference, because I'd love to take a peek at more research on this subject. Anyway... enjoy!
I've got this new theory. I'm not going to suggest that I'm the first to come up with this. It's only "new" in the sense that it's "new" to me. I'd love to see it tested with some research on mothers and infants.
A few weeks ago I got thinking about the profoundly intense bond I developed with my son following my home birth. I had never experienced anything like it. Sure, I developed a deep love for my daughters, but it took much longer and came far less naturally. I have come up with many possible explanations for the intensity of the bond with my son...
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