Observations was made of twenty-five mothers and infants for 10 min within the first hour following delivery at the George Way Harley Hospital in Ganta, Liberia. The mothers were all Liberian nationals but came from different ethnic backgrounds and varying educational levels. Comparison was made with the bonding behaviors described by Klaus and Kennell. No mother demonstrated these behaviors although several mothers breastfed their infants during the observation period. All mothers demonstrated the cultural norm of breastfeeding as a means of nourishment.