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How do I know if my baby and I have formed a good bond?

How do I know if my baby and I have formed a good bond?

A WARM FUZZY......: A warm embrace, smile and eye contact starts that first moment that you see your baby and it continues till that baby brings his or her babies into your life.At times they will make you sad, mad even exasperated, but that warm fuzzy feeling that you get when your child looks at you , smiles or simply says mom or dad...That is when you know you have bonded. ...Read more

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Bonding (Definition)

In the dental realm it refers to the chemical or micro interlocking of two materials. For example, a white filling material is bonded or ...Read more


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How can I bond better with my baby?

How can I bond better with my baby?

Relax & interact: Your baby will learn & prefer your voice to others within hours.It will see well up to a foot so you can interact visually and begin teaching baby about facial expressions using your joy and smiles to trigger a mirrored response.These will take time to emerge so be patient.Some moms go thru "blues" after delivery & have ups & downs.Keep aleart to that possibility and contact your OB for problems. ...Read more

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What can I do if I feel like i'm not bonding with my baby?

What can I do if I feel like i'm not bonding with my baby?

Call your doctor.: If you feel you are not bonding with your child, call your doctor or your baby's pediatrician right away. This could be a sign of depression, but your doctor needs to visit and speak with you to determine what is the most appropriate next step. ...Read more

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Is there something wrong with me if I don't feel like I am bonding with my baby?

Is there something wrong with me if I don't feel like I am bonding with my baby?

Yes: Immediately after birth you might be exhausted, emotionally depleted or medicated. Within the first few days you should start to bond. Bonding might be impeded by a sharp hormonal decline, post partum blues. But if this is prolonged or severe you may have post partum depression. This condition needs to be attended to. Call your obstetrician or a post partum hotline if available in your state. ...Read more

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I always wanted a baby but had complications. Now I don't feel like I am bonding right. What can I do?

I always wanted a baby but had complications. Now I don't feel like I am bonding right. What can I do?

Call your doctor/CNM: Call your doctor for an appointment. You may have postpartum depression or anxiety that makes you feel like you are not bonding correctly. Your dr/midwife can speak to you about your symptoms and they can refer you if needed. Women who have had pregnancy complications may have an increased risk of ptsd (post-traumatic stress disorder) and it is important to get the right treatment. ...Read more

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Will I be able to bond with my baby if I bottle feed?

Will I be able to bond with my baby if I bottle feed?

Yes: Absolutely. Feeding your baby is a warm, emotional experience whether breast or bottlefeeding. Remember we dads have done it this way forever.It is the overall contact that generates the emotional ties. Do not worry! ...Read more

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How do I get my husband to bond with our three month old baby boy?

How do I get my husband to bond with our three month old baby boy?

Lots of options!: Have him get down on the floor and play with him, read & sing to him, give him his baths & massages...The more interaction, the deeper the bonding. Have your husband talk to your son, even telling him about what he did that day. The content of what's said isn't as important as the face to face time and 'conversation'--your husband can give him a bottle & read out loud from a book at the same time. ...Read more

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How can I improve bonding with my baby if i don't have any breastmilk? Can she just dummy me?

How can I improve bonding with my baby if i don't have any breastmilk? Can she just dummy me?

Bonding with child: Pleas don't feel so guilty about not being able to breastfeed your baby. Things do happen that make the process not work. Holding the baby in your arms and nursing him isn't just the only way you can bond with him. Think about all the bottle-fed babies - their parents' good bonding methods make them grow up and turn out to be good adults. Talk to , play and laugh (cry) with, hug and touch him. ...Read more