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maternal

[mə′tərn·əl]
(biology)
Of, pertaining to, or related to a mother.
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8% babies born from cesarean deliveries remained with the mother for at least 30 minutes; not allowing the mother and infant to have this sustained contact after delivery can harm both the maternal bond and the promotion of maternal breastfeeding.
The Manger depicts "unity with the lost maternal body" while Mother and Child (Decorative Panel) (1899) shows a woman bending towards a baby girl who has already begun to break the maternal bond, turning away from her mother, like the toddler Virginia looks away from Julia Stephen--a painful rupture but necessary for the child to achieve individuation.
That Olivia only remembers her life in the Dominican Republic while in her present state foreshadows the later trip she will take to her home country with Soledad, which ultimately "cures" her of madness and restores the maternal bond.
The intimacy of that maternal bond may explain why "Kevin" is making some viewers uncomfortable.
The fatwa is based on the view that breastfeeding establishes a maternal bond even if a woman gives milk to a child who is not her own.
In this accessible contribution to understanding the nature of chemical communication, she disputes scientific studies that purport to show evidence for pheronomes driving such complex phenomena as sexual attraction, aggression, mood, menstrual synchrony, and the maternal bond.
On a related note, Olkowski argues that Merleau-Ponty's transitivist understanding of infancy makes the problem of psychological differentiation insoluble on his terms, and suggests that an Irigarayan take on the affective intersubjectivity of the maternal bond might be able to redress this.
Mother cats have a strong maternal bond with their kittens.
By suggesting that a maternal bond can and should exist between Linda and her mistress, Jacobs suggests that women must act as mothers to one another irrespective of differences involving color and social status.
child in the maternal bond, such fissuring may also consume the identity
The maternal bond toward the fetus is assumed to increase during the pregnancy; however, a consistent effect of 4D ultrasound is not demonstrated.

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