Attachment: Feeding Your Child
Mary Hopkins- Best, author of Toddler Adoption Says that “Food is the most essential element in bonding and attachment.” Put babies’ needs ahead of your own. When possible, follow a schedule based on your baby’s cues. Feeding on your schedule or removing bottles before the baby finishes will not facilitate attachment. The more responsive parents are to feeding cues, the more securely-attached infants become. Holding, rocking, talking or singing to baby while feeding, will help her associate food with comfort.