Induction of maternal-infant bonding in rhesus and cynomolgus monkeys after cesarean delivery

Lab Anim Sci. 1980 Oct;30(5):913.


Following cesarean section, five infants were swabbed with secretions from their dams vagina. All five infants were accepted and nursed by their dams. Eleven other infants delivered by cesarean section were not swabbed with vaginal secretions, and only one of the eleven infants was accepted and nursed by the dam.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Animals, Newborn
  • Cervix Mucus
  • Cesarean Section / veterinary*
  • Female
  • Macaca fascicularis*
  • Macaca mulatta*
  • Macaca*
  • Maternal Behavior*
  • Pregnancy