I had a client (I'm a doula) whom my husband knows at work, so this is a delicate situation. She isn't bonding with her baby, and it seems almost intentional. She is really pretty self-centered and self-important and it seems like she can't bear the baby having bigger needs than her own and she can't be bothered to make him a priority because that doesn't meet with HER needs. She is not exhibiting any postpartum depression symptoms...she's just...weirdly selfish. She took days to name the baby and then says she doesn't care what anyone calls him, and she won't even call him by the name she gave him. She calls him Thor... I gently suggested she take some parenting classes or maybe go to counseling for a little while as she learns how to cope with this new role (she's 38 and hasn't any prior experience with children). Is there anything I else I should/could do?! What would you do if this were someone you knew?
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