Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book.
Sample Book Insights:
#1 Oxytocin is the hormone that is released during labor and birth, and it plays a large role in lactation as well. It is also responsible for the letdown reflex, which is the stimulation of the breast to release milk when stimulated by the baby.
#2 The hormone oxytocin is released when we are breastfeeding, and it helps to lower stress levels in both mother and baby. It also helps to promote a sense of trust and closeness between people.
#3 The ability to produce oxytocin is shared by all mammals, and expressions of maternal kindness and generosity are not limited to our own species. The Sriracha Zoo near Bangkok, Thailand, has attracted a lot of media attention for its cross-species suckling arrangements.
#4 The way to have high oxytocin levels is to avoid stress. This means not having any interference with your ability to connect with your baby once her breathing is spontaneous and unassisted. This is especially important during your baby’s first hour of life.