Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Sunflower | 2009-03-16

Q.

My anxiety not making my baby sleep?

I am a very stressed person and have bipolar and lately have this great anxiety feeling seeing myself and my boyfriend had a huge fight and now we are really not connecting or talking anymore. I asked him to forgive me and not do this for our baby' s sake, but he is as stubborn as you can get. Can my feeling of stress and anxiety be causing my baby not to want to sleep or only sleep for short periods and only want to sleep near me? This makes me worried even more.

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

Yes for sure. Your anxiety can be transmitted to your baby and cause her to be unhappy and interfere with her sleep.You do not say how old your baby is but she is showing signs of insecurity and separation anxiety. You need to give her lots of love and attention and concentrate your attention on her. Keep your home peaceful and free of arguments and loud voices and other disturbing sounds.

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Posted by: Candi | 2009-03-16

Hi,

Your baby can definatly pick up on ur feelings / emotions and they seem to be more niggly than usual! U need to try and relax for your baby' s sake! I know its hard, i too am bi-po and it is really difficult without having a difficult child Just try and relax - use music, hot long bath - anything! And this will help the both of you! Good luck and remember - it will get better!

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