Our expert says:
Hi c.m. - thanks for the feedback, and I'm so pleased to hear that your daughter is already feeling significantly better. The issue you raise is of course one that should also be discussed with her own shrink.
TO be frank, though I understand her concern, by 7 weeks, no child actually "KNOWS" that anyone is his mother - he has no concept of mother and no entirely stable way of recognizing people except in a rather broad way. He may well be just a little fractous at first but should soon settle in espeially if she doesn't allow any brief unfamiliarity to make her unduly anxious.
Kids that age broadly recognize human faces, maybe smiles, and to tell a loving and calm voice from a nasty and angry one.
To the extent that ANY child knows his mother at that age, this child will certainly know her, and respond hapilly to her love.
And she has been able to remain in contact with him and show her love for him, and he recognizes that.
You have continued to be a marvellous grandmother ( and an excellent role-model of motherhood ), and have given her excellently acurate advice.
As Purple points out, at around that age, children, for survival's sake, are programmed to accept nurturing from anyone who will provide it, without being too fussy about who. He won't have formed any special over-riding bond with anyone else. And all the important bonding is still to come, and she will be perfectly ready for it as will her son
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