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#1 of 2 Old 10-17-2013, 07:56 PM - Thread Starter
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A new study observed the brains of mamas and women without children and concluded that smelling a newborn has a lot of physiological effect, most notable in the brain. 

The scent of a newborn baby really does tap right into the pleasure centers of a woman’s brain, whether the smell comes from her own baby or someone else’s, scientists have discovered.

It's theorized that evolution is to blame for our delicious smelling babies, in that they needed a way to make their parents care for them.


Smelling my baby certainly helps with my let down reflex!


What does smelling your baby do for you?

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Women are more tuned to it than men (many men even dads can't smell it), and the baby pheromones mostly come from the top of their heads. It's calming and bonding, I think.

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