According to a new study researchers found that when mothers look at their babies it activates certain parts of the brain known to be activated by other positive acts such as finding food or a mate. Researchers call this an “evolutionary survival” effect. Most mothers admit that seeing their smiling babies has an addictive effect on them. They want to see it over and over again because it makes them happy.
It’s great that science can prove this connection between happy motherhood and smiling babies. Smiles are important to every age though.