Every time I hear this phrase, I have wanted to add:" not as a father. "
But I know if I say, I will open an endless debate about what are better equipped than women to care for a son or a daughter. Some people even decreed that the mother is more important than the father for the baby because they are biologically better designed for it. They cite, in particular, the role of oxytocin to explain the strong bond that develops between a mother and her baby in the first hours of its life, through childbirth and breastfeeding.
What omit to say is that oxytocin is not only the hormone that binds the mother with her baby, but the hormone that allows linking all human beings including . Even with her baby daddy .
In an article published by Ilanit Gordon, Orna Zagoory-Sharon, James F. Leckman, and Ruth Feldman in the journal Biological Psychiatry, " Oxytocin and the Development of Parenting in Humans " shows, after evaluating 160 parents just after the birth of her first baby at six weeks and six months that levels oxytocin in the parents were not different to levels observed in mothers .
Although the release of oxytocin is caused by childbirth and lactation in women, other aspects of parenthood are used to stimulate the release of this hormone in men.
One of the authors of the article, Ruth Feldman, said this finding "underscores the importance of promoting interactions Ninx father immediately after birth to activate the neuro-hormonal system underlying the linkages in humans. "
is, what some people have as the supreme test of the mother is biologically designed to be the best in charge of dealing with your baby is a fallacy also men are biologically designed for it . Simply give them a chance. And they want it to take.
And as I said in another entry , nothing prevents men try to breastfeed, or let your baby suck on your nipple, to create a deeper bond. Or simply tenerlx against your skin.