Perspectives from a New Mother: Emotions are Contagious


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A Parent’s Emotional State Impacts How the Baby Feels

This new mother recognized that her own emotions deeply impacted those of her baby girl. Happiness or positive emotions calmed the baby and any form of negativity made the baby tense up and appear to be wary and suspicious.


Dr. Padmapriya Kandhadai