The benefits of K Care included: increased weight gain; less crying at six months of age; and enhanced mother-infant bonding
with more frequent eye contact between parents and infant (Lundington-Hoe, 1990; Whitelaw, 1990).
Not only does it promote mother-infant bonding
, they argue, it also transfers many of a woman's disease-fighting antibodies to her baby.
attitudes and practices, preparation for childrearing, mother-infant bonding
), adult activities (career opportunities) and aging.
Hospital policy can be developed to make available services to support a positive postpartum mother-infant bonding
. Maternal anxiety poses a significant risk for the transmission of depression and anxiety to children of postpartum depressed mothers (Vliegen & Luyten, 2009).
We had been interested in this area for a number of reasons but primarily because of the importance of mother-infant bonding
to the long-term health and wellbeing of a child.
(7,8) The mother- and baby-centered cesarean celebrates the momentous birth event and encourages early mother-infant bonding
These benefits include better mother-infant bonding
, increased frequency of breastfeeding since it enables feeding on demand, and reduction in the rate of sudden infant death syndrome and of other newborn complications.
They point out that it encourages greater mother-infant bonding
than does bottle feeding, while imparting some natural immunity to disease.