The topic of infant attachment comes up a lot in sleep training, feeding and parenting style in general. Attachment is important, of course. The bonds we form in infancy and childhood impact the “relationship blueprint” we carry for the rest of our lives (although even a damaged relationship blueprint can be repaired with intervention).
But sometimes it can be really stressful for moms. All the information leads many moms to experience guilt if they are not able to live up to ideals they think they must meet.
Luckily, forming secure attachments with our children is far less complicated than a quick and confusing Google search would lead you to believe.
This post was published as a guest post on Mother.ly.
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