Talk:Maternal bond

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I think the Risks heading in the Maternal bond article lacks any real educational purpose. It's a biased silly statement with no proof or source. I believe it should either be rewritten with something substantial or removed in its entirety. Anyone else? Aneurysmal 04:11, 9 January 2007 (UTC)

Yeah - it's unsourced and far too vague. violet/riga (t) 08:25, 9 January 2007 (UTC)

Breastfeeding as factor in bonding[edit]

I believe the material here misinterprets the research. The text ignores the possibility that mothers with stronger positive attitudes may be more likely to choose to breastfeed, and that physical problems that interfere with a baby's sucking (necessitating bottle-feeding) 16:29, 15 March 2007 (UTC) may also cause negative expectations in the mother.


Maternal bond is a common characteristic found in all mammals, and also in many non-mammals. This article deals exclusively with humans. Why? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:28, 4 September 2008 (UTC)

Why not? You could add a section on maternal bonding in animals. No-ones stopping you. Or suggest retitling it "Maternal bond (humans)" and then start a whole new article called "Maternal bond (animals)" or whatever. Fainites barley 21:18, 9 October 2008 (UTC)

Anomalies in Maternal Bonding[edit]

It is known from research that with the height of milk drinking in the family, bonding is much easier. This is shown in African-American families. It is also known discipline between the mother and child, wether from the mother or from the child (known as reverse disciplinary pattern) can cause disunion between the two. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:38, 19 April 2010 (UTC)

potential resource[edit]

From Talk:Epigenetics ...

Epigenetics Offers New Clues to Mental Illness "Experience may contribute to mental illness in a surprising way: by causing "epigenetic" changes—ones that turn genes on or off without altering the genes themselves" Scientific American November 30, 2011 by Eric J. Nestler; excerpt ...

Studies in mice demonstrate a role for long-lasting epigenetic modifications in such disorders as addiction and depression. Epigenetic changes can also affect maternal behaviors in ways that reproduce the same behaviors in their offspring, even though the changes are not passed down through the germline. (talk) 05:42, 2 December 2011 (UTC)

Copyediting the article[edit]

I made a few minor changes to the last two sentences in the first paragraph and to the last sentence in the first paragraph under Pregnancy. I did this as a part of my English class at LSU. Cwooli1 (talk) 18:21, 8 February 2015 (UTC)


Minor copy edits to last paragraph on "moral effects of oxytocin" to improve readability and comprehension.Pvn42 (talk) 04:58, 11 February 2015 (UTC)

Moral side effects of oxytocin[edit]

I added a few commas to the first sentence to add more clarity into the sentence. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kwhite15 (talkcontribs) 20:07, 19 October 2015 (UTC)