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A 29-year-old member asked:

Will i bond with my child immediately?

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Dr. Paul Leadem
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Yes: It is natural for a mother and father to bond with their infant unless there is a condition of the mother or infant that interferes such as post partum pain, post partum depression, or a sick newborn. If you have concerns, make them known to your OB or pediatrician.
Dr. John Breinholt
Pediatric Cardiology 21 years experience
My guess, yes. : Childbirth is a wonderful time. Look forward to your new arrival. I think the rest (bonding) will take care of itself.

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A 49-year-old member asked:

What happens if I don't bond immediately with my child?

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Dr. Lawrence Wasser
Specializes in Pediatrics
Might take time: Bonding is not like epoxy, that only has a few minutes to set. Attachment to another human being often takes time and develops slowly. Your baby will learn about you over time as you provide for its needs. Relax, and one day you will find that that little person in the crib is the most important thing in the world.

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