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Very Preterm Babies Show Bonding Difficulties Despite Parental Sensitivity

[Source:  Science Daily]
A new study suggests that some very preterm babies have trouble bonding with their care-givers due to neurological impairments and not to the way their parents interact with them.

University of Warwick researchers found that most very preterm and very low birthweight (VP/VLBW) infants were securely attached to their parents.
But they also found that VP/VLBW infants were at higher risk for what is termed ‘disorganized attachment’ — when a child shows conflicting behavior in their relationship with their parents.
Healthy attachment sees a child using the parent as a secure base from which to explore the world, whereas with disorganized attachment the child displays contradictory behavior when interacting with the parent.
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