This Is What Happens When You Ignore A Crying Baby

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Something many mothers have known for ages has now been studied and proven scientifically — not to ignore your crying baby. It turns out that infants that cry for prolonged periods have abnormally high levels of the stress hormone cortisol, and lower growth hormones, inhibiting the development of nerve tissue in the brain, suppressing growth, and depressing the immune system.

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A study conducted by scientists from Yale and Harvard Medical School found that intense stress on a child during their early months can alter their brain’s neurotransmitter systems and can cause structural and functional changes in their brains similar to those seen in depressed adults.

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