Do you smother your baby with affection, constantly kissing and hugging them, well if so then continue doing so.
It has been proven that physical affection throughout a baby’s development stage is so much more important than we perceived, according to researcher Dr. Nathalie Maitre,
Following a recent study from the Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Ohio, the more you hug a baby, their brains actually develop and grow more.
Included in the study were 125 babies, both premature and full-term, looking at how well they responded when physically touched.
Results have indicated that premature babies respond to affection much less than babies who were born full term.
It was also revealed that babies who were subject to more affection from parents or hospital staff showed more significant brain response.
This last revelation explains that something as simple as body contact or rocking your baby in your arms can make a huge difference as to how their brains develop, according to researcher Dr. Nathalie Maitre,
“Making sure that preterm babies receive positive, supportive touch such as skin-to-skin care by parents is essential to help their brains respond to gentle touch in ways similar to those of babies who experienced an entire pregnancy inside their mother’s womb,” Maitre explains.
To sum it all up affection is basically vital for the development of the brain so be sure to cuddle and hug your babies as often as possible.
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