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Daddy Bonding Time
Kissy Kissy
February 7, 2017

How hands on is your husband?

Well, if your partner is finding it a little challenging to bond with the new baby, new research shows that the more time he kisses, cuddles and hugs him or her, the happier they'll both be.

It seems daddy-baby bonding is encouraged by the hormone oxytocin. A report in the Daily Mail says " increases empathy and motivation to care for a child, and helps synchronize a father’s emotions with that of his children."

So, the more he interacts with baby in a loving way, the more he'll want to interact with baby.

Science has always recognized this to be true with moms, but researchers have only just confirmed that the same is the case for dads. And the study, which was done at Atlanta's Emory University, finds that dads can also suffer from post-natal depression if they're unable to bond with baby.

The research suggests that fathers who are depressed or otherwise find it hard to bond with the new baby could benefit from oxytocin injections.

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