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?