Mary Hopkins- Best, author of Toddler Adoption Says that “Food
is the most essential element in bonding and attachment.” Put babies’ needs ahead of your own. When possible, follow a
schedule based on your baby’s cues. Feeding on your schedule or removing bottles before the
baby finishes will not facilitate attachment. The more responsive parents are to feeding cues, the more
securely-attached infants become.
Holding, rocking, talking or singing to baby while feeding, will help
her associate food with comfort.
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