Category: The Science of Motherhood

How Breastfeeding and Co-Sleeping Reduce Stress in Babies, According to Science

We often hear about the many nutritional and emotional benefits of breastfeeding. Co-sleeping is a bit more controversial because of the increased risk of SIDS when bed-sharing. But a 2012 study demonstrates that both contribute to better responses to stress in older babies. For clarity, co-sleeping is when the baby sleeps in the same room

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How Your Anxiety Can Affect Your Child’s Behavior

Preparing to bring a little one into the world is stressful. The physical strain on the mother from the pregnancy, the anticipated financial burdens, the emotional struggle of knowing how much your life is going to change – all of these things will likely weigh on you at some point during pregnancy. Having some apprehension

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Infants Show Empathy as Early as 6 Months Old

As parents, teaching our children to be kind, compassionate human beings is one of our most important jobs. We remind them over and over again that hitting is wrong and scold them when they name-call. We show them what empathy is by setting an example ourselves, kissing booboos and holding them close when they are

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