Perspectives from a New Mother: Crying


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Crying Can Cause Anxiety in New Parents

All cries seem to sound the same with a newborn and this can cause anxiety for parents and caregivers. Try to comfort a crying baby. Hold and rock baby. Sometimes the only thing you can do is gently place baby in a safe place.

Parents Learn to Read Baby’s Cues

After a few months parents learn to recognize how their baby’s cries differ if baby is hungry or tired or doesn’t want to be in a stroller.


Dr. Padmapriya Kandhadai