"Bonding" usually refers to the unique bond between a parent and child. The special bond that unites the two has long been the subject of extensive research and is a highly complex subject that interests many parents: is it possible to encourage bonding? Are there things that affect it? Mothers who have had a cesarean section in particular sometimes wonder how they can promote bonding. Find out more here.
Newborns are very vulnerable and are unable to survive on their own. A good relationship with the parents is essential for the baby's survival. But it is even more than that: the first bond that the child experiences shapes its entire life and all future relationships. If this basic trust is strengthened by love and care, it is the best foundation for becoming a strong, self-confident, affectionate person.
The ideal situation is a birth without complications, after which the newborn lies on the mother's bare breast. This gives them both time to get to know each other in peace, to feel, hear, and caress each other. Maybe the baby suckles at the breast for the first time.
No. A secure relationship is established when your baby feels that its needs are being met. It does not have to be in constant physical contact with its caregiver.