Newborn smell like a drug

Apparently, that wonderful smell of a newborn baby is a chemical communication with the mother... the same one that occurs when a drug-addict gets their fix, the rewarding feeling after sex, or eating great food when being very hungry.

The smell can actually be addictive--even if it's not coming from your own baby! In a study where women, mothers and non-mothers, were to sniff some worn newborn pajamas during a brain scan, dopamine sky-rocketed.

It's more than just a smell then, your maternal mind is actually programmed to be rewarded from it.

What do you think? Do you get a sense of pleasure when you smell a newborn baby?

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About Cassaundra Owens
Birth: February 13
On Moms.com since: Oct 11, 2013
I'm a little strange, pretty green, and learning to live life as a wife, future mother, and entrepreneur. Right now, my husband and I are trying for our first after 3.5 years of infertility and 2 losses. Viva la adventure! Join me too at MortalMommy.com!