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How to console a baby?

Q: My baby is one and a half months old. I am breast feeding her exclusively. There is no problem with the feeding-she is gaining enough weight. My problem is that she rejects me - she screams if I pick her up - I can never soothe her and calm her unless I start feeding her. Either my mom or my husband have to calm her down if she starts crying - if I pick her up, her crying gets worse and I find it easier to hand her over to someone else. What could be the problem? Is it normal for babies to behave in this manner?

A:If your baby is gaining weight properly - nothing serious seems with your kid. Are you a tense personality as such and worry too much over little things. I hope you are giving demand feeds to baby and not by schedule of so many hours gap. If baby stops crying after you put to breast, some times infants want to suck at breast and play even when not hungry. Get your child checked by your doctor, for if there was some problem at birth few babies are difficult to console. Occasionally normal babies do cry, towards evening or at night - called evening colic and get relived by feed, picking up, or sometimes antispasmodic drops, till 3 months of age.


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