Parent-Infant Bonding Vital to Child Development

Touch Tuesday with Versandra Kennebrew

Years of studying touch has proven without a doubt that nurturing touch is vital for your child’s development. This is why its good for moms to seek out healthy ways to touch their baby. The most functional way for healthy moms to experience nurturing touch is breast feeding. A great writer, new mom, counselor and friend of mine Joanna Willis shares her story of bonding with her baby in a recent blog post. Here is an excerpt from Joannawillis’s Blog.

9 Reasons Why I Love Nursing My 9 Month Old

I Love Nursing Because:

1. It’s a wonderful way for Elyssa and I to bond. She likes to hold my fingers and gaze into my eyes while nursing. She enjoys cuddling up close to me and nursing till she’s satisfied.

2. The breast milk I produce is the perfect nutrients to keep her healthy, strong and developing on target. Breast milk also protects my baby girl from many illnesses and future health issues, therefore it’s worth the minor challenges I encountered in the beginning.

3. It’s super convenient and easy once she and I got the hang of it. I’ve never had to prepare bottles in the middle of the night or get frustrated when I run out the house and forget her diaper bag. I can just find a nice comfy spot and nurse her. My body provides her with everything that she needs. Now, latching is like second nature to her; she doesn’t need my help at all. More

http://joannawillis.wordpress.com/ is an informative and inspirational blog that I recommend to young women around the world. #touchtuesday #mmm #mwn

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About Versandra Kennebrew

Versandra Kennebrew is on a mission to make self-care and healthy touch awareness a global priority. She is the CEO of VKI Personal Development LLC, providing training, coaching and retreats live and virtually. VKI Personal Development certifies Touch Artist’s who are marriage ministry leaders, counselors, and other holistic healing professionals. After completing her Certified Touch Artist training program, trainers facilitate workshops, home gatherings, retreats and virtual classes for their clients in order to promote self-care, intimacy and healthy non-verbal communication. Class participants are invited to tap into their imagination and spirituality to become touch artist’s creating touch masterpieces with their hands.

Posted on January 17, 2012, in Infant Massage, Information and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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