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The reason why mothers want to ‘nibble’ on their babies

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Researchers say they have figured out why mothers may feel a compelling urge to follow through when saying “I could eat you up!” to their infants, finding that a baby’s smell, and evolutionary bonding urges, are the cause. In other words, it’s totally normal, to TODAY’s Savannah Guthrie’s relief.