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motheringPediatrics The constellation of physical and emotional interactions–eg, holding, cuddling, rocking, and others, that a caregiver has with an infant; mothering is nearly as important to an infant's survival as physical care. See Bonding; Cf Anaclytic depression; Holtism, Social isolation.
Patient discussion about mothering
Q. How do I break it to my mother that I have infantile amnesia
Q. how to tell kids their mother has cancer? One is a 4 year old boy and one is a 9 year old girl. any advice?
Q. Can hepatitis pass from mother to her baby? I got hepatitis B when I was given blood in a hospital somewhere in the far east. I’m now pregnant with a baby boy, and I’m a bit worried- Will he also get HBV? I heard that mothers wit HBV must undergo cesarean section instead of regular birth- Is that right? I must add that my liver is fine and I don’t have any active disease at the moment, and so far the pregnancy is OK without any problems. I heard a lot about the importance of breast feeding, and really want to breastfeed him after he’ll be born. Will that be possible?