The motherlode of ‘mother love’ chemicals
UPI - 02/13/2017
The feel-good brain chemical dopamine appears to play a role in the development of a healthy bond between a mother and baby, a new study suggests.
Dopamine may motivate moms to do more for their children because it makes mothers feel better, researchers said.
And this may not end when babies get older. “It is very likely that the processes we observed between mothers and their infants continues through the life span as their children grow,” said study co-author Lisa Feldman Barrett. She’s a psychology professor at Northeastern University in Boston.