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Bonding with Your Baby

Bonding with Your Baby

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As a first time mom, you are really worried about how to handle your little one and how you’ll bond with him or her. Fatigue from delivery, sleepless nights and exhaustion has left you clueless on how to get close to your baby. Don’t panic if you don’t feel attached to your little one right away.

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

An infant bonds with the mother slowly as his or her sense organs develop. But as a mom, you can hasten this process by following these simple tips:

Don’t be under the impression that your baby is too small to interact or respond! Babies who bond faster with their mothers feel more secure and show better social behaviour in the future.

  • The first touch - The hospital staff can promote bonding by placing the newborn on your chest soon after birth. This helps stimulate the infant’s sense organs.
    It also provides warmth and comfort to your newborn.
  • Breastfeeding your child ensures bonding. So let your baby cling to you while feeding. The hormones secreted during this process will help emotional bonding 
    between you and your baby.
  • Talking to your baby with your face close to him or her will help your baby recognise your face and voice. Make eye contact with your baby; soon he or she will be
    following the movements of your face.
  • Listen to your baby’s cries. You’ll be able to distinguish if your baby is crying out of hunger or discomfort. Comfort your baby by holding him or her on 
    your shoulder and gently stroking his or her back.
  • Play with your little one; towards the end of 6 months your baby will start responding to your actions.

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