The research has some serious limitations. The possible unknown factors are driving differences in amounts of touch and in the children’s brain development like genes. Bigelow, A. E., Power, M., MacLellan-Peters, J., Alex, M., & McDonald, C. (2012). Effect of mother-infant skin-to-skin contact on postpartum depression and maternal physiological stress. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and […]
[fusion_text]It also lowers your cortisol (the stress hormone), enabling a higher quality of sleep. The power of hugs only works when hugged by someone a person knows very well, whereas hugging a stranger can have the opposite effect.