According to researchers, babies whose mothers were more anxious spent longer focusing on environmental threats than those whose moms were more relaxed.
A new study reveals longer breastfeeding is associated with increased maternal sensitivity well into childhood.
Breastfeeding mothers with higher levels of oxytocin show more enhanced positive recognition of adult faces. The findings shed light on how oxytocin may support both continued nurturing behaviors and affects general social cognition of other adults.
According to researchers, mothers who express dysfunctional personality traits put their children at increased risk of developing psychological problems later in life.
Researchers report increases in cortical responses to infants' faces between the prenatal to postnatal period is associated with more positive relationships with the baby after birth.
A new study reports mothers who demonstrate better emotional control and problem solving abilities have a more positive influence on their child's behavior.
Mothers with more than one child reported more sleep disruptions that mothers with just one child. The number of children did not impact the quality, or quantity, of sleep for fathers.
Study sheds light on the olfactory importance of the smell of a newborn baby's head and mother-child bonding.
A new study reports mother rats who received hormone replacement therapy responded worse to memory and spatial learning tasks than those who had not given birth. Researchers suggest a woman's reproductive history could impact how the brain responds to hormones later in life.