I recently came across this article on Facebook and thought you would be interested in it. The bond both physical and emotional in mothers and babies is truly amazing.
As women we are uniquely different from men, physically as well as emotionally. This bond we share with our infants is only one of the ways it is expressed. It's part of femininity; who we are at our deepest level.
Mother and Baby Bonds
From The Museum of Science and History:
The bond between mother and her baby is truly remarkable.
While in the womb babies begin learning language from their mothers. They learn to recognize different words.
After birth they remember some of these words. And even after distinguish between their mother tongue and other languages.
Fetuses may also respond to mother's touch by displaying more movements as a way of communication.
The bond extends beyond language and communication. When a mother's heart is injured, stem cells from the fetus migrate to the injured site and repair the damage.
Male babies leave traces of their DNA on their mother's brains which likely protects the mother from Alzheimer's disease.
It doesn't end here...antibodies travel from the mother to her baby through the placenta and breastfeeding which boosts the baby's immune system before and after birth and protects the baby from deadly bacteria and viruses.
After the baby is born, breast milk is customized according to the sex of the baby. Mother's produce different biological recipes for sons and daughters.