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The Mother-Baby Bond

After spending nine months intricately joined together, mother and infant share more than just common features. Now, in a special partnership with theVisualMD.com, we present a look at this remarkable bond, complete with scientifically accurate and stunning images.

  • April 30, 2010

Your Cells Are My Cells

Many, perhaps all, people harbor a small number of cells from genetically different individuals--from their mothers and, for women who have been pregnant, from their children. What in the world do these foreigners do in the body?

January 17, 2008 — J. Lee Nelson

Mom's Baby Talk Crucial For Baby

Adults have to engage in baby talk, regardless of the language they speak, so that babies can learn to talk like adults. Kevin Begos reports.

November 1, 2007

Understanding Baby Talk

New studies reveal the universal nature of the singsong way we talk to infants

December 1, 2007 — Kat Leitzell

How Breastfeeding Benefits Mothers' Health

Feeding infants with breast milk has been shown to improve baby health and even IQ, but the benefits of breastfeeding also appear to stay with mothers for years to come, lowering risks of cardiovascular disease and cancer

April 30, 2010 — Katherine Harmon

Mother's Milk

Does breast-feeding tune your brain to your baby?

April 1, 2008 — Rachel Dvoskin

A phone call from Mom reduces stress as well as a hug

A hug from Mom can help soothe a stressed child, but new research shows that just hearing her voice can initiate the same biochemical responses—even if the mother is speaking over the phone.

May 11, 2010 — Katherine Harmon