Hugging and cuddling cause oxytocin, nature’s love drug, to release and it makes you feel good.
When you snuggled baby Scott during his early life, it had a profound and lasting effect on his biology through the process of epigenetics. Your warmth and touch actually improved his health and increased his growth.
Many areas of development are impacted by cuddling including the immune and growth systems.
Babies who are cuddled develop more rapidly and competently. Difficult to understand?
Scientists learned that animals who lick their young help them to grow and be calm. Animal babies who aren’t licked are underdeveloped and hyperactive.
Cuddle your baby; make them feel loved; help them to grow. You can’t spoil a baby who is younger than 6 months no matter what others say.
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