Bonding & Holding Articles

Breastfeeding in Public is an Issue That Many Mothers Struggle With

Breastfeeding in public is an issue that many mothers struggle with. It’s common to be nervous about nursing in the presence of others in the early days, only to lose those inhibitions with time and practice. Here’s what mothers have shared in past...

Carrying and Direct Body Contact are Essential for an Infant’s Development

It is generally known (back to medieval or ancient times) that deprivation of sensory stimuli like voice and vision in the early phases of human life will cause irreversible mental retardation in the child. Also the prevention of child play will...

Also labeled: Issue #05, Pathways Magazine

Movement in Infant Neurological Development

Carrying and Direct Body Contact are Essential for an Infant's Development It is generally known (back to medieval or ancient times) that deprivation of sensory stimuli like voice and vision in the early phases of...

The Benefits of Baby Carrying

Horizontal transport stresses an infant’s body… while the upright position provides a variety of health benefits Europe seems to host the greatest number of pediatricians who recommend that, in order to avoid pressure on their und...

The Energy of an Embrace

The need to touch and be touched is established early in our lives, as we develop and grow in the omnipresent embrace of our mothers’ womb. Once we are born, separated from that sanctuary of connectivity, we begin to crave the physical embrace of o...

The Importance of Skin-to-Skin Contact

There are now a multitude of studies that show that mothers and babies should be together, skin-to-skin (baby naked, not wrapped in a blanket) immediately after birth, as well as later. The baby is happier; the baby’s temperature, heart, a...

What Every Mother Knows

Every mother intuitively knows the supreme importance of the relationship between her and her child with every fibre of her being, for Nature has designed it to be this way. There is nothing obscure or esoteric about the bond of intuitive...

Also labeled: Issue #15, Author Anna Jahns