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    Default 7 month old constant crying

    My DD cries whenever I leave the room. Any time I walk away she cries. This has been going on for over 2 months. This makes it very difficult for me to care for older son, the household, and myself. I often only stick to caring for my son because I get tired of the constant crying, leaving myself and house a mess. (I have asked the dr and he says she must love mom. But my son is a momma's boy and never did this)

    Sometimes I wonder if it has to do with her feedings. I am away at work 10 hours of the day, and I only pump 8-10 ounces. I feel like she should be getting a lot more than that during that time. When I home, I BF every 3 hours as she demands. This is also through the night which I would love to skip one feeding, but right now I need the crying to stop.

    Has anyone else gone through this? My DS did not do this, but he was only the child receiving my attention. Is that all this is, attention getting? When I say she cries when I am in a different room, many people think I am exaggerating until they witness it. It is true and constant.

    any help?
    Last edited by @llli*ettelin; November 4th, 2008 at 03:43 PM.

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    It sounds to me like she is attached and showing some separation anxiety. Our LO has been this way forever with me. He is fine if I am not there, but if I am home he always wants to be with me.

    Have you tried wearing your baby? Then your LO is with you all the time and you can still get things done.
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    Default Re: 7 month old constant crying

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*nolies.mama View Post
    It sounds to me like she is attached and showing some separation anxiety. Our LO has been this way forever with me. He is fine if I am not there, but if I am home he always wants to be with me.

    Have you tried wearing your baby? Then your LO is with you all the time and you can still get things done.
    I was going to suggest getting a sling/carrier to wear her in.
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    Prime age for sep. anxiety. I third the option-wear that baby, if possible!
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    Default Re: 7 month old constant crying

    Thanks for the input.
    Any ideas for a good carrier/sling that will make housework still possible?
    (I also don't have much $$ to spend)

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