Moms who are so taken with their babies that they want to “eat them up” have a good biological reason for feeling that way, say researchers.
We already know that mothers and babies have a unique connection to each others’ scents, but the latest study reveals that the olfactory kinship is rooted in the same rewarding feelings that are triggered by food. The satisfaction and satiety that eating brings to a hungry person, or that a drug provides for an addict, are the same that a newborn baby’s aroma elicits in a mom.
Oh, I just love the smell of a freshly bathed baby. Such a wonderful smell! Anyone else just loving it?