The Natural Recognition within the Mother-Infant Dyad ____________________________________________________________
The biological, genetically-linked mother-infant-dyad is a closed synchronized system. The mother's signature acoustic fingerprint is her tone of voice, the signature "voiceprint" that is identified by the infant in the womb. The mother's olfactory signature chemical odor is recognized by the infant in utero, post childbirth the child's signature odor is recognized by the mother and both mother and infant can distinguish these signature odors from other individuals as "NOT Right". There can never be a substitute for the mother-infant-dyad without physical trauma and psychological consequences for the infant and mother.
Due to the fact that the mother-infant-dyad is a closed synchronization system, the mother and infant can regulate eachother's biological systems such as heartbeat synchronization. Emotional regulation and the dyad's nonverbal communication.
The mother-infant dyad is a closed system where the infant believes they are one, that the infant is the mother-and-self as a single unit. Around 12-18 months the infant begins to mature and recognize that he is separate from the mother. This natural progression of events is time and maturity related. when the infant is secure in the dyad, he spontaneously begins to develop a predictable "sense of self" that allows him to separate from the dyad by choice, yet remains in close proximity to the mother as a distinct separate individual.
The act of disrupting this natural dyad is NOT NATURAL, and there are tragic consequences to disrupting this natural relationship that is the foundation for human interaction and psychological stability.
All studies of the Mother-Infant Dyad are based on biological genetic tied dyads.