Babywearing and depression

Benefits of babywearing for moms dealing with mental illness and their babies might be drawn from some non-babywearing research. Research focused on the therapeutic benefits of babywearing is lacking. Do you think babywearing is a type of touch therapy? Two links to available research:
http://www2.fiu.edu/~pelaeznm/publications/files/39.%20Touch%20by%20intrusive%20and%20withdrawn%20mothers.pdf
AND
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0091302207000179

 

© Robyn Miller and Therapeutic Babywearing, 2014.

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One thought on “Babywearing and depression

  1. I do believe that babywearing can be a form of touch therapy. Maybe even a form of touch therapy easier for a depressed caregiver to accept! That’s not even getting into the idea that touch is really important in fostering secure infant-parental attachments which can be difficult to achive when a parent suffers from depression.

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