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Even in those societies where the young couple make a separate home, if the
mother can get easy access to her own mother, as is often the case in tightly knit
communities, for example London's East End, the maternal grandmother may
If the nest is disarrayed the mother mouse rushes to rebuild it, or if the pups are
removed seeks to retrieve them.15 But the mothers only do this because they are
already in a 'maternal state', which is partly the result of endocrine changes, but ...
... J. H. Kennell, N. Plumb and S. Zuehlke, 'Human maternal behaviour at the first
contact with her young,' Pediatrics Vol. 46, 1970. 17Reva Rubin, 'Basic maternal
behaviour', Nursing Outlook Vol. 9, 1961, 'Maternal touch', Child and Family Vol ...
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