Psychiatrists ask NBC to pull reality show

The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) have asked NBC to pull the reality show, “The Baby Borrowers” from its schedule. The show separates infants and toddlers from their families and places them with teenage strangers.

Concerns were raised over the potential impact of the “social experiment” on the children’s attachment to their caregivers, noting that prolonged separation can lead to feelings of anxiety, distress, and if prolonged, to a lack of trust.

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