Breast-feeding mothers are more sensitive to babies' cries

05/27/2011 | MSNBC

Researchers found using functional MRI that breast-feeding mothers exhibited higher activity in several brain regions, the amygdala, striatum and superior frontal gyrus, while listening to their babies' cries compared with those who used formula. The study in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry noted that higher activity in those areas corresponded to increased maternal sensitivity.

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