Josh Halliday, ‘One third of new mothers struggle to bond with their baby, research shows – NCT survey finds 10% of new mothers are also too embarrassed to discuss bonding problems with health professionals’,, theguardian, Guardian News and Media Limited (Monday 6 June 2016).


As many as a third of new mothers experience difficulty bonding with their baby. (…) Parents who don’t feel an instant connection with their new baby often experience strong feelings of guilt, shame and inadequacy. (…) Parents experiencing difficulty forming an emotional connection to their newborn are encouraged to socialise with other new parents, embrace physical closeness and interact with the baby regularly by talking, reading or singing to him or her.