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Source: Brain Wonders 1998 -2001
The baby is crying. Should you pick him up? Studies show that infants whose basic need are met promptly and sensitively tend to cry less overall.
So don't be afraid to comfort your baby when he or she cries. You're helping your baby develop that sense of trust, the first step in becoming an emotionally healthy child.
In the Womanly Art of Breastfeeding there is a quote from the late Dr. Lee Salk, who was a pediatric psychologist. He wrote,
The baby whose cries are answered now will later be the child confident enough to show his independence and curiosity.
But the baby who is left to cry it out may develop a sense of isolation and distrust, and may turn inward by turning out he world that will not answer its cry.
And later on in life, the child may continue to cope with stress by trying to shut out reality.
Pretty stark, huh? While baby schedules have their place for OLDER babies, a newborn really needs to be picked up, loved on, nurtured. As moms we get so overwhelmed with doing everything JUST RIGHT that we forget to listen to our own instincts, our little voice inside. Sometimes we need a little help, a little sleep, a friend to cry upon, and that is when you make that call for reassurance. It's much better than crying along with baby.
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