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What Do I Do If The Baby I Sit For Clings To Me When Mom Comes Home
It's normal.: When this happens with my kids, the usually sitter gives a quick hug to our baby, and then hands him over without any fanfare or long goodbyes or drama. Very businesslike. If you and his mom put on a dramatic show, the kid thinks it's a dramatic event. And even if he does cry, it's normal - he's obviously formed an attachment to you, which means you're doing a great job! ...Read more
Child development and psychological child development my baby lives w his mom renting a room at 1 family home. The couple that own the house has 1 kid almost 3 yrs old. My baby is 2.3 yrs old. I see already that there is a huge conflict of interest. Two m
When parents are: Separated, each can control only what goes on in his/her own home. Other than increasing financial support to mom ; child for their own home and nurturing child-care, there is little you can do, unless you observe signs of reportable child abuse or neglect. Chronic parental conflict can cause post-divorce emotional child abuse at any age. Co-parenting classes can help prevent or remediate this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
24 yr old daughter w/pdd/dep/anx lives at home. Now a mom herself. Won't take meds/frequent outbursts/frustration & anger. Worried for her & baby. ?
Full term baby: Sometimes full term babies have significant jaundice requiring phototherapy in the hospital after the mother goes home. The full term baby may have other problems such as hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), respiratory issues or feeding issues that require a nicu admission. Sometimes the baby requires treatment for drug withdrawal from narcotics mom took during the pregnancy. ...Read more
Hi doc am lactating mom for 3 months old baby boy, can I drink green tea. Tell me some exersice to do at home to loose my pregnency weight without gym?
What goodness comes from breast feeding? What are the specific benefits of breastfeeding for both the mom and baby?
Many for both: Breastfeeding has a multitude of benefits for both baby and mother. Breast milk is the perfect food for babies, the american academy of pediatrics recommends breastfeeding for at least the first year. Breastfeeding reduces infections, obesity, myopia, raises iq, and babes accept new foods better. Moms lose wgt. Faster, reduce breast cancer risk, save both time (no bottle prep) and $ on formula. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Moms. If you are breast feeding, it simply a physical issue...You have the milk and therefore you will be up. Even if you pump, your breasts know when it is time to feed and will often wake you up before the baby arouses. When formula feeding, many parents alternate night feeds so one parent can rest. Moms still predominate if dad is back at work within 1-2 weeks. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does she need cash?: Generally grandmoms are thrilled to take care of their grandchildren and also help out their own child. Does your mom insist on payment and refuses to help otherwise? Does she have a cash need and feels she can get this from you because you can afford it and it keeps her from begging? Otherwise i agree, it would be weird. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
18-20 weeks: Everyone is different. First-time mom's typically feel fluttering or light tapping sometime between 18-20 weeks. Stronger kicking and rolling movements will be felt later. ...Read more
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