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The challenges of caring for a young baby intensify if your baby is very fussy or cries a lot. Relationships can become strained between
parents and baby; between parents; and between parents and other family
members, especially other caregivers. Older brothers and sisters may feel
resentful, ignored, helpless, or sometimes even guilty because of a vague sense
that they are to blame for the baby's behavior. It is also normal to be
disappointed and angry with the baby. Taking good care of yourself is important
to help minimize the potential negative impacts that crying and fussiness can have on you and
other family members.
Remember, your baby will gradually
grow out of colic and other fussy behaviors.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerJohn Pope, MD - PediatricsSpecialist Medical ReviewerSusan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics
Current as ofNovember 20, 2015
Current as of:
November 20, 2015
John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics
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