14 February 2011

Maternal instinct: do you have it?

Maternal instinct - an automatic response that leads to the nurture and protection of the young - seems to come effortlessly to animals, but is it the same for humans?


A free-wheeling housecat has a litter of kittens and immediately changes into a caring stay-at-home mother.

But does maternal instinct still come naturally to human mothers?  It seems like an odd question, and the quick answer should be "yes".  Instead, there's been a varied response from other moms to this question - tell us what you think.

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