“Researchers in Japan had parents hug their own babies, as well as others’ babies, as an experiment to find the perfect and most soothing hug.
They found that infants preferred hugs with moderate pressure from their own parents, not strangers.
Parents also felt more soothed when hugging their babies, suggesting there are benefits for adults too.
The study highlights just how important human-to-human contact can be for a person’s health.”
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