When you encourage emotional bonding with your baby by cuddling,
talking, and playing with him or her, you also stimulate brain development and
communication. To further promote learning and communication:
American Academy of Pediatrics (2009). The first month. In SP Shelov et al., eds., Caring For Your Baby And Young Child: Birth to Age 5, 5th ed., chap. 6, pp. 149–191. New York: Bantam.
January 10, 2013
Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics
& John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
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