The process of bonding with a new baby is natural for most mothers. Most new mothers will hold their baby close to their bosom, rock them gently, strive for eye contact, sing or talk to their baby and begin to nurse. Often within just hours of birth, mothers report feelings of overwhelming love and attachment for their new baby. The world can be a scary place, for an infant once they leave the warmth of their mother’s womb. Luckily babies will find comfort being in the arms of their mother, as nobody else will be able to show them this much love. A mother’s bosom is the best place for a baby to be once they leave the warmth and security of the womb. Being in their mother’s arms will feel like the most natural place in the world for then to be, and babies will become docile when they’re held, as this will make them feel as if they are accepted when they are treated with great affection. Every mother knows the joy that is found in the bond of intimate love that is created between a mother and her child. When a woman wraps her baby in a blanket and holds her sleeping child close to her breast, against her bosom, sheltering him in the gentlest way, this is one of the most beautiful things that exists in this world, as this shows profound love and tenderness that can never be equaled.
Written for Sadje at Keep It Alive What Do You See #152, where the Image credit comes from Kelly Sikkema @ Unsplash.