Emotional Response to a New Baby
Loving a new baby can be complex. New parents may be ambivalent, especially if the child reminds them of a family member for whom they have mixed feelings. Some mothers may be suffering from post-partum depression and reject their baby immediately after birth.
Rejection has an Enormous Impact on Development
Rejection can have adverse implications for the emotional, mental, and physical development of a child. Research has shown that having a consistent caregiver leads to a much healthier outcome.
Dr. Carolyn Steinberg