Overnight Stays Away from Mom Affect Attachment, Says Study.

Infants who spent at least one overnight a week away from their mothers were discovered to have more insecure attachments to them compared to babies who had fewer overnights or stayed with their father only during the day, according to the study. The researchers found that 43 percent of babies with weekly overnights were insecurely attached to their mothers, compared to 16 percent with less frequent overnights.  READ MORE

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  • Barbara Dawson Cobb

    Of course, I would assume that the results are the same for those parents that have their infant in daycare five days per week and then ship the baby off to grandparents for at least one night on the weekend at least every other week. I have known a lot of families who do that. :-(


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