Breastfeeding, brain activation to own infant cry, and maternal sensitivity.

  title={Breastfeeding, brain activation to own infant cry, and maternal sensitivity.},
  author={Pilyoung Kim and Ruth Feldman and Linda C. Mayes and Virginia Eicher and Nancy M Thompson and James F. Leckman and James E. Swain},
  journal={Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines},
  volume={52 8},
BACKGROUND Research points to the importance of breastfeeding for promoting close mother-infant contact and social-emotional development. Recent functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) studies have identified brain regions related to maternal behaviors. However, little research has addressed the neurobiological mechanisms underlying the relationship between breastfeeding and maternal behavior in human mothers. We investigated the associations between breastfeeding, maternal brain response… CONTINUE READING
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