I ran across an interesting post about the natural, God-instilled biology that actually facilitates the mother-child bond. Rina describes herself as “not a baby person” – never was ‘into’ holding others’ babies and the like. She’s had five (I think) of her own now, and has learned a few things. She cites scientific data and it all comes together to testify to God’s great design. Fascinating.
**One thing she mentions is information about oxytocin… (a hormone that contracts the uterus during and after labor, and which is in force during breastfeeding, as well as other, more intimate *ahem* moments we share with our husbands)… I recall a study that found that injecting roosters with oxytocin caused them to cluck and gather baby chicks to themselves in a very nurturing, motherly way. 🙂