Your little one has finally arrived, and if bonding is not automatic… You’re not alone. There is nothing wrong with you or your little bundle of joy. It takes time, and only good things can come from being close to your baby. Breastfeeding, cuddling, and even singing will surely make the magic happen.

1 Skin – to -skin contact

During breastfeeding, for example, gently caress her head and touch his tiny hands with your fingers.

2 Talk to your child.

A newborn will sleep a lot. With that in mind, use the moments when you’re changing them, when the child is awake, to verbalize kind, affectionate feelings and tell them how much you love them.

3 Sing with a soothing tone.

Your baby knows your voice from when she was inside your womb. And, among all the sounds they will learn with each new day, it is your timbre they love hearing the most. Take advantage of that by singing nursery rhymes, especially when they complain of those pesky colics.

4. Do not mask your natural scent.

With less than one week of life, babies who are breastfed can already tell the difference between their mother’s maternal milk and other women’s milk. That’s why experts recommend that new moms abstain from using creams or oils that can impede this olfactory recognition during the first few months.

5. Make eye to eye contact.

Newborn babies cannot see very far — only objects that are 8-15 inches away, which is pretty much the distance between the baby and mom’s eyes during breastfeeding or cuddling. Bonding between mother and child from the early days of infancy can help build trust and security.

 

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