> I don't have boobs, but she seems to like me anyway. That is encouraging. my first (now 25!) was born in an 'alternate birthing center' (the "ABC Room" isn't that cute) at the hospital in San Diego. Incredibly progressive back then. I got to hold him even before mom did (did that with the first three, in fact) and that initial bonding has enormous impact. Each of those three went through a phase where I had to sit on the couch next to mom while they nursed, so they could sit on my lap 'cause they wanted daddy, but he didn't have the goods, so they needed mommy, too.