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What are the health benefits of kissing my baby?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
Subconsciously, when a mom kisses her baby, she's sampling pathogens that are on the baby's face and in danger of being ingested. Mom unconsciously scoops up these pathogens, and her immune cells produce antibodies, which then get passed along to her baby through her milk. Wow! More evidence that the body knows best.
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