In the first image there is a triangular shape leading us from the baby to the Mother.The mother slumps forward with her shoulders facing the window, uninterested in the baby. The baby however, is facing towards the mother aware of her presence. The mother could easily have put the baby into the cot at the side of her, but prefers the distance created by the bed.
"Multiple studies of developmental disturbances in children of depressed mothers show there is a reason for concern as they show elevated rates of behavioural, emotional, attentional and interpersonal disturbances".
"An emotionally and physically responsive mother is drawn to her child and the reciprocal pleasure and positive feedback that is received".