June 23, 2024

Ep.9 | Understanding Your Baby’s Brain: The Key to Nurturing Development

Mothering From Within
Ep.9 | Understanding Your Baby's Brain: The Key to Nurturing Development
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Show Notes

In this episode of ‘Mothering from Within,’ I explore the critical aspects of nurturing an infant’s brain from birth to three years. 

I discuss why understanding the infant brain is essential for parents to respond to their baby’s needs effectively. I talk about the baby’s brain size at birth, its development in the first few years, and the importance of the caregiver’s role in regulating stress and emotional well-being. 

Through discussing the stages of brain development and the stress response systems in babies, I emphasize the importance of responsive caregiving for a baby’s emotional and cognitive development. 

The episode also touches on common stress triggers for babies and offers reassurance about the importance of comfort and responsiveness. 

00:00 Welcome to Mothering from Within

01:11 Understanding Your Baby’s Brain Development

06:59 The Importance of Responsive Parenting

13:42 Stress Response in Babies vs. Adults

22:16 The Impact of Not Responding to Baby’s Needs

25:14 Closing Thoughts and Invitation to Join the Collective


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