What Influences Bonding Hormone Oxytocin in Babies?
Do you ever wonder why a mother and the baby have a special bond? Most of the time, when a pregnant mother eats or sees something, the baby inside her tummy moves. The reason behind this is Oxytocin. It is an important hormone that is connected to social interaction and bonding. A new epigenetic study by the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences suggests that oxytocin can be affected by the mother's behaviour.
The study by Kathleen Krol and Jessica Connelly started the study by collecting saliva samples from both the mother and their infant. Discover how this study continued.