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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Soledad discovers that reclaiming the maternal bond and curing her mother's madness entails learning such a tragic part of her mother's life.
She casts a stylish shadow over every frame and her twisted maternal bond with infant Aurora ("It's so ugly, you could almost feel sorry for it!") mellows into something genuinely moving and heartfelt.
The 'Machete' star gave birth to Haven Garner - her second child with her husband Cash Warren - six weeks ago and she revealed the maternal bond was there right away.
As a parent herself, she understands how strong the maternal bond can be that could allow mother love to become smother love.
I also have spent decades counseling with individuals and families, and know how that maternal bond, when too tight, can become a trap that prevents children from becoming adults, or, at the least, stunts their growth toward being their own person.
Working with parent-infant therapist Dr Amanda Jones, they learn to unlock psychological clues, buried deep in their past, allowing them to revive the maternal bond.
In a sense, there is a parallel here: Paula Johnson, in her desire to keep the child with whom she shares a maternal bond while building a relationship with her true daughter is showing a purer demonstration of love and concern for the little girls than are Rebecca's "relatives".
Only when the issues within their own lives have been resolved can the ladies begin to repair the relationships with their offspring and create the maternal bond that's missing.
The time has come to give up baby Harry, but her maternal bond is stronger than she ever imagined.
Hormones released during breastfeeding are known to strengthen the maternal bond.
Mother's Day is a celebration honoring mothers and celebrating motherhood, maternal bonds and the influence of mothers in society.
According to Unesco, the day is set aside to honour mothers as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society.

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