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Can babies recognize their mothers' voices at birth?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

The prevailing information when i looked into this stated a firm preference for mothers voice was established by 8 hours(compaired to similar sounding women) with dad trailing behind a bit at 24 hrs.
So the answer is sort of both yes and no. I find it amazing that a newborn can sort out all the new sounds they have to deal with that soon.

In brief: Yes

The prevailing information when i looked into this stated a firm preference for mothers voice was established by 8 hours(compaired to similar sounding women) with dad trailing behind a bit at 24 hrs.
So the answer is sort of both yes and no. I find it amazing that a newborn can sort out all the new sounds they have to deal with that soon.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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In brief: Yes

Smell and voice, almost immediately; visual can take up to 2 months.

In brief: Yes

Smell and voice, almost immediately; visual can take up to 2 months.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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