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1st Edition

Mothers, Babies and their Body Language

ISBN 9780429477362
Published June 16, 2020 by Routledge
320 Pages

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Book Description

This book emphasizes the importance of communication and early attachment for babies, acknowledging the value of both mother and father "being there" for their baby during pregnancy and after birth, with "quality time" to acknowledge, respect, and enjoy the presence of their baby.

Table of Contents

Foreword -- Introduction -- Infant responses to parental contact -- A psychophysiological theory of emotions -- Skin contact in primary relationships -- Body image -- Voice and body image -- Movement and communication The baby massage experience -- Facial expressions and bodyself image -- From communication to speech -- The baby's cry -- Breastfeeding -- The father's receptiveness

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