My DS is teething. The only thing that comforts him is the breast. My mom was over yesterday and he was fussing. I tried Oral Jel and teething tablets they didn't help. So I offered him the breast. So each time he was getting up set I would do the normal try to burb, bounce him, check his diaper and cuddled him. My mom said you need to stop spoiling him. My question is, is that really spoiling him?
Asked by Anonymous at 5:32 AM on Nov. 22, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)
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Answer by beckcorc at 7:18 AM on Nov. 22, 2009
Your mom may be misinformed~ but you don't have to be! ;-)
Check out all this good info:
Your baby will not be spoiled if you hold him and nurse him often - quite the opposite, in fact. Studies have shown that when babies are held often and responded to quickly, the babies cry less, and the parents learn to read baby's cues more quickly. A young child's need for his mother is very intense - as intense as his need for food. Know that your child really needs you. It is not about manipulation or something you can "fix" with the right discipline. Often a baby who is perceived as fussy is simply a baby who needs more contact with mom (and is smart enough to express this need) and is content once his needs are met. See the links below to read more about spoiling.
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