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New baby smell creates
´very strong´ bond in
mom´s brain, study finds

NBC News, by Linda Carroll

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Posted By:Calvinesq, 9/24/2013 3:30:24 PM

Mmm, you smell so good, I could eat you up! Any parent who has snuggled a newborn baby knows the powerful feelings evoked from smelling that fresh, warm little head. A new study from University of Montreal scientists explains why new baby smell is so delicious. From the moment she first held her newborn, Diana Flower was captivated by the baby’s smell. It got into her head and stayed with her wherever she went, even after she started back to work part time. “I couldn’t tell you what she smells like,” Flower says. “But it’s emblazoned in my memory.

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Even this new grandpa can perceive this.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Tlyons1, 9/24/2013 3:54:05 PM     (No. 9535049)

Honestly, for some reason whenever I see the source of the article on Lucianne.. I generally move on if it´s the letter stations... But, in this situation I have a wee comment on this light topic....I was told by a retired veterinarian that the thing she missed most was the smell of new puppies!!! Kinda grabs at ya... Don´t ya think?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Flipper3, 9/24/2013 4:02:32 PM     (No. 9535065)

And new kittens!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 9/24/2013 4:54:24 PM     (No. 9535147)

that delicious aroma is well-remembered, though the babies are all grown up.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: coldoc, 9/24/2013 5:13:00 PM     (No. 9535184)

Does it overpower poopy diapers?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: earlybird, 9/24/2013 6:12:56 PM     (No. 9535270)

Yes, baby smell - the special sweetness at the back of their neck - is lovely.

{Too bad the same potty-obseesed always seem to show up on threads like this one. Drawn like magnets. And about as humorous.}

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Reply 6 - Posted by: tomanderson61, 9/24/2013 6:48:28 PM     (No. 9535309)

Another BS article. "Women´s brains" etc.

How about this. The smell of your own newborn associates you and your gift from God in your mind. And if you love the child, that association is one of love and caring and memories.

That goes for women, and for men like me. Smell is greatly associative, and if it were like the article states, women would be having bonds with EVERYONE´S new baby.

It´s all about bonding with your child, whether smell, touch, hearing their sighs and watching them and communicating with them.

These studies always seem to want to dumb things down to chemical reactions and instincts, rather that the deeply human characteristics of which they are.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: MisterDickens, 9/24/2013 7:16:27 PM     (No. 9535341)

Lighten up, #5.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: columba, 9/24/2013 9:52:05 PM     (No. 9535515)

And that is one more reason why Planned Parenthood does not want mothers to ever smell that smell.

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