The Mystery Behind Euphoric Feelings of Holding a Baby

There is nothing like it - holding a tiny baby in your arms. As a parent, you most likely know what it is like to get flooded with a rush of those ooey-gooey feelings. But why? How does it happen and what is the science behind those feelings for dads?

Business Insider reached out to Heather Caldwell, associate professor and graduate coordinator in Kent State University’s College of Arts and Sciences. Caldwell explained the profound mystery behind the body’s way of producing a baby high.

"Maybe you hung out with kids before and you didn't get that feeling. There's something special about fatherhood, though maybe not for all men. We don't really know yet," Caldwell said.


POSTED: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 03:26 PM
UPDATED: Thursday, February 22, 2024 12:04 AM
Kristin Anderson