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Mom Oxytocin

The “Love” Hormone

A little bit about Oxytocin:

Oxytocin was discovered in early 1906 by Sir Henry Hallett Dale, a British pharmacologist.
He confirmed that the “substance” was found in the brain and secretes through the Oxytocin NeuroPituitary Gland and was helpful for labour contractions. Several years later, researchers Ott and Scott found out that it promoted lactation at birth. It was then revealed during 1970’s that oxytocin-producing neurons send signals throughout the brain, suggesting that the hormone had a role in regulating behaviour. It facilitated social connections, bonding, maternal behavior, and the sense of well – being.  This is the reason media attention nowadays refers to oxytocin as the “love hormone”, “cuddle hormone” or “moral molecule”.  

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