when did human mothers become so social they trusted 
others to hold their babies?
They trusted midwife/sisters to catch the baby when it
 was born, which is holding the baby. So, somebody else
 held the baby before the mother did.
The notion of possession and "ownership" and individuality 
of the baby implied by the above question is probably an 
anachronism from the present projected back upon those 
societies which were much more social in consciousness 
than ours is.  Sociality is the critical and central characteristic
 of the human species at its inception. It differentiates us from ancestoral 

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