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MATERNAL. That which belongs to, or comes from the mother: as, maternal authority, maternal relation, maternal estate, maternal line. Vide Line.

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Intense postnatal anxiety impairs maternal functioning, causes significant distress and may seriously disturb mother-infant interaction, with consequences ranging from maternal neglect and failure to thrive to infanticide.
While Robert Cunningham was the one convicted of killing Brandon, the boy's mum Heather Boyd - acquitted of culpable homicide - was a prime example of maternal neglect.
104] Physicians deepened these concerns by asserting that working mothers endangered their children's health and well-being, while conservative propaganda claimed that as many as six million Schlusselkinder (latch-key children) suffered from maternal neglect.

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