Why Moms have Urge to ‘Gobble up’ Babies?

Baby MomResearchers recently endeavored to figure out why women have an urge to gobble up babies when placed in their arms even if the baby is not their own. Well, researchers were of the view that the reaction could be a result of something related to maternal functions.

An international team of researchers has claimed to have found evidence of the phenomenon within the neural networks associated with rewards.

Johannes Frasnelli is a postdoctoral researcher and lecturer at the University of Montreal's Department of Psychology. He said there is existence of intense chemical signals for communication between mother and children.

He added, "What we have shown for the first time is that the odor of newborns, which is part of these signals, activates the neurological reward circuit in mothers".

These triggered circuits are the same when you eat while being very hungry and in craving addicts as well while receiving his drug.

It has been showed by the results of the research that odor of newborns leads to development of motivational and emotional responses between mother and children. Maternal love feeling is related to the bond between mother and child. It is a result of evolution through natural selection in an environment. The bond is an utmost requirement for survival of newborns. 

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