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    I teach a class to couples about expectations for the immediate and long-term postpartum periods. We talk about the many decisions made during this time that can either promote bonding or interrupt bonding. I usually offer a few suggestions to ensure both parents have every opportunity to bond...
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    Every time you touch your baby, his skin (and yours) produces a spike in oxytocin levels. Oxytocin, also known as the "love hormone," is not only responsible for boosting breastmilk supply and encouraging your little one to latch, but is also incredibly important to bonding. This hormone is one...
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    Today has been World Autism Awareness Day, and Kim Stagliano despises it. The mother of three autistic daughters, she finds the "feel-good frippery" and air of festivity around the globe -- with the rallies, events, balloons, and everything in blue (even the Eiffel Tower) -- suggests a party...
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