Latchment The first emotional stage of development – oral tactile recognition of stimulus feature (nipple and surrounding suckling area) – ”mother in the mouth”

Attachment The second emotional stage of development sometime after 6 months – visual recognition of mother – ”mother in the eye”. View Attachment slide >>>

Review Stages of Emotional Development – time line

Mobbs E.Acta Paediatrica 2016;105,24,  doi/10.1111/apa.13034   for numbered references