The importance of touch in the development of attachment.

  title={The importance of touch in the development of attachment.},
  author={Lenora Duhn},
  journal={Advances in neonatal care : official journal of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses},
  volume={10 6},
Until recently the role of human touch in the social world of the developing infant has not been given special attention. Instead the focus, in part due to John Bowlby's Attachment Theory, has centered on the critical need for a child to develop a secure attachment to his caregiver. To be sure, this has provided a valuable contribution to understanding and promoting a child's well-being in his early years and beyond. Yet Bowlby's theory is limited in its discussion of the meaning of human touch… CONTINUE READING
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