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A 22 yr old woman has just delivered her first child, a healthy boy, by cesarean section under general anesthesia. When she awakens, she is frantic because she did not have the opportunity to "bond to her child". The physician"s best course of action is to-----
A. Reassure the patient that bonding is a lengthy process
B. Suggest that the mother breastfeed in order to offset the effects of poor postnatal bonding.
C. Returns in one day to see if the patient's concerns have dissipated.
D. Recommend psychiatry counseling aimed at helping the patient bond to her child.
E. Dismiss her concern as expected new parent anxiety.
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