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Bonding with your Baby

Mother bonding with her baby

New babies have a strong need to be close to their parents, as this helps them to feel secure and loved.

When babies feel secure, they release a hormone called oxytocin. This acts like a fertilizer for their growing brain, helping them to be happy babies and more confident children and adults.

Holding, smiling and talking to your baby also releases oxytocin in you, which helps you to feel calm and happy.

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