Bonding and attachment in the perinatal period:  Supporting rich and enjoyable relationships for life (2014)

This professional briefing paper for maternity care practitioners aims to promote understanding and awareness of positive early parent-infant relationships in the perinatal period.  The paper demonstrates the influence of experienced care on the bonding and attachment relationship between parent and child.


It outlines key areas where midwives and other maternity care practitioners can provide a supportive role to ensure the best possible start for maternal-infant and parent-infant relationships. This paper has been produced by the Bonding and Attachment Sub-Group of the Maternity Care Public Health Special Interest Group.


Available from the Maternal & Early Years Website

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