I totally agree with this. Because, while we may not remember anything before the age of three, I think we have a special sort of connection with our mothers. For example, one of my parents friends are originally from China, and had a child there. Because of immigration issues, they couldn't bring the baby with them and he had to stay with his grandparents. They brought him back here when everything was sorted out and after a few days, he was fully adapted to being with his mother and father. Of course he probably will still have that connection with his grandparents because they looked after him for so long but parents are parents. I don't think you can really replace them..
Originally posted by DeadManSeven
Alternatively, you could argue all children are connected to their mothers from a point before birth, so such a thing would be impossible. Perhaps this theoretical monster preys on the emotions associated by the separation instead; the earlier the separation, the more whatever it can gain from feeding on it.