Six Remarkable Facts about Mothers

woman-with-child1) Babies begin listening to their mothers’ speech in the womb.

2) A mother’s saliva might be good for a baby’s health.

3) Breast milk confers all sorts of immune system benefits — and may even protect against HIV.

4) For premature babies, skin-to-skin contact with a mother improves health.

5) A mother’s brain may contain cells from her children.

6) The word “mother” might date to the end of the Ice Age.


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  1. Elizabeth says:

    Good to hear, right around Mother’s day!

  2. Steve says:

    So people were saying “mother” the same way we do now “back when glaciers still covered most of Europe and North America and woolly mammoths roamed the Earth”?

    That’s pretty cool.

  3. Vicki Byars says:

    Guess this makes be feel a bit better about those spit baths I got as a child. LOL. Nice post.

  4. Carey M. says:

    I read that the kangaroo method assists those born pre-maturely, but I wonder if this type of method has any effect on other types of children with birth defects.

  5. Joey says:

    The breast-milk aspect of this article is quite interesting because, citing UNICEF, I think that children can actually contract HIV through their mothers’ breast-milk.

  6. Buster says:

    Nowhere did I see anything about “having eyes in the back of their heads!” Also, there was nothing about being able to go from perfect angel to Attila the Hun and back to perfect Angel in seconds depending on whether she’s dealing with strangers or her kids!