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My in laws are buying my baby things that I wanted to buy: Am I over reacting?

I have a ten-month-old baby, and he is the first grandbaby for my in-laws, and with the holidays coming, they are buying him my first thanksgiving outfit, and also they just got him my first Christmas PJs. These don’t bother me that much, but they also got him an ornament that says my first Christmas and his name on it. Am I wrong for being so upset about this? I feel like this should be something I buy for him. They didn’t even ask before they got it. I don’t know what to do because it bothers me. I tell my husband and he just says I didn’t know what to say? I’m at my wits end with their need to be in control. Help please any advice would be GREAT Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

*No bashing* I feel unattached from my baby due to abuse from their dad: Thoughts?

Is it normal to feel unattached from your unborn child after experiencing non-stop verbal abuse and occasional physical abuse from the father? I can’t stop thinking the child will grow up to be exactly like him, and I feel horrible for the feelings I’m having. Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

I am worried my 2-month-old isn’t meeting their milestones: Advice?

Hi. My baby will be 2 months old tomorrow and he goes for his appointment and shots Thursday which made me look up to see what milestones he should be meeting. He smiles and coos but doesn’t follow things with his eyes and doesn’t turn his head to sounds. I’m freaking out that something may be wrong. Any other moms experience this and baby ok? Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

My daughter couldn’t handle formula from birth and we have her on cowns milk per doctors orders: Advice?

My daughter was born prematurely at 34 weeks. I, unfortunately, I was not able to breastfeed her (couldn’t produce milk even after seeing four different lactation consultants), so she has been on formula since birth. She instantly developed stomach problems and was not able to digest hardly any brand of formula, we found one that worked for her, and we have been mixing it with cows milk (doctors orders, also did this with my first daughter). We did this for the first three months, and then she began taking just formula. Currently, she is on schedule, eating, , and drinking correcting for her age, not behind in any way. She eats 2-4 servings of baby food daily, and she also has one cup of cows milk daily. About three weeks ago, she started turning away from formula bottles and started preferring the cow’s milk. I mentioned this to her doctor, and the doctor suggested to keep trying the formula and if she absolutely would not take it, let her have cows milk and supplement with vitamins. I guess my question is, has anyone went through anything similar? Or did anyone stop formula at such a young age? Should I be …

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My daughter couldn’t handle formula from birth and we have her on cows milk per doctors orders: Advice?

My daughter was born prematurely at 34 weeks. I, unfortunately, I was not able to breastfeed her (couldn’t produce milk even after seeing four different lactation consultants), so she has been on formula since birth. She instantly developed stomach problems and was not able to digest hardly any brand of formula, we found one that worked for her, and we have been mixing it with cows milk (doctors orders, also did this with my first daughter). We did this for the first three months, and then she began taking just formula. Currently, she is on schedule, eating, , and drinking correcting for her age, not behind in any way. She eats 2-4 servings of baby food daily, and she also has one cup of cows milk daily. About three weeks ago, she started turning away from formula bottles and started preferring the cow’s milk. I mentioned this to her doctor, and the doctor suggested to keep trying the formula and if she absolutely would not take it, let her have cows milk and supplement with vitamins. I guess my question is, has anyone went through anything similar? Or did anyone stop formula at such a young age? Should I be …

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How can I make sure my 4-month-old doesn’t get the flu?

My fiancee and I both are starting to have flu symptoms, and we have a four-month little girl. She was born Prematurely at 32 weeks, so her immune system isn’t as developed as a baby who was born on time. How do we protect her from getting the flu as well, and what are some signs in babies to look for, so I know when to be worried in case she does catch it? She’s my first, and I just want to be safe instead of sorry. After seeing her in the NICU, I really don’t want to see her like that again. Thank you. Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

My 6-month-old hates solids: Advice?

I have a six 1/2-month-old baby boy, and he HATED SOLIDS! I tried starting when he was 5 1/2 (with the OK from his Dr.), and he instantly hated it. I thought nothing of it and decided to wait until he was six months. I tried giving him everything he can safely have, and he hated it all. He instantly spits it out. He never swallows anything, and right when the food leaves the spoon, he immediately throws it out with his tongue. I’m at wit’s end; I’m so worried as to why he doesn’t want to eat anything or why he won’t swallow. I don’t know what to do anymore. It’s honestly a nightmare for him and for me because we BOTH always end up in tears. I’ve asked his doctor, and all he says is to keep trying, but honestly, I don’t want to try anymore, he just hates it! Has anyone else gone through this? Any ideas as to why he does this? Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

My 10-month-old wakes up in the middle of the night and stays awake: Help?

I am at a loss right now. It is 12:26, and like clockwork, my son had woken up before he was ready. He is ten months old and doesn’t want to be awake. I try to feed him and change his diaper. But he is not hungry. His diaper is not wet. I try everything to soothe him. We listen to hours of white noise. We rock in my chair. I bounce with him. I sing lullabies to him softly. But still, he is awake and pissed for hours. And everyone I ask about it just keeps telling me this is normal. That babies his age always do this. But it doesn’t feel normal. And I am at a loss of what to do. Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

My 3-month-olds eyes are always watery: Advice?

So my son is three months old, ever since he was born he’s had super watery eyes, and he wakes up with them almost matted together with gunk no matter how many times I clean them, the doctor suggests I look into eye surgery but I’d really rather not. Opinions and suggestions???? Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

My 3-month-old has been refusing the bottle: Advice?

My baby is three months old. She was introduced to the bottle from 2 weeks old. She used to drink of the bottle without any Hassle. Recently she has started to push the bottle away and scream and cry at the sight of the bottle. It’s really difficult to get her to feed. Has anybody been through this any tips on what I should do to get her to take the bottle easily? Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

Should I take my newborn to Thanksgiving?

Should I take my newborn to Thanksgiving gatherings? We are having our baby about an hour away from our friends and family, and I am due about two weeks before thanksgiving. No one will really get to see our baby in the hospital, but we don’t want to expose him to so many germs from so many people at thanksgiving. I do not want to miss the holidays, but we are in the midst of RSV and flu season. I feel if we did take him, I would be a nervous wreck about people touching him and getting in his face. Am I overreacting? Should we consider going for a short time? Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

My baby had a stroke in utero: Has this happened to anyone else?

Today I am 25 weeks three days and had an MRI for my baby because they were concerned with abnormalities in her brain. The results are the baby had A stroke early on in my pregnancy, but doctors can’t explain to me why. It is only one side of her brain; the other is perfectly normal. She has 16% fluid instead of normal 10% on one side. The other is at 9%, which they said is normal. Has any other moms ever been through this? If so what was the outcome?? I’m so worried, they said I am still expected to go full term and possibly a c section depending on the fluid in the brain if it enlarges throughout the rest of the pregnancy. They can’t rule out any physical disabilities yet or if she will have mobility issues. My first child whom is now 2 is perfectly fine and never had any problems TIA Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

How much did your baby weight at their last appointment?

How much did your baby weigh at his/her last appointment? At my daughter’s 6-month last week, she was 15 pounds 8 ounces. She has more than doubled her birth weight, but every baby I know seems to weigh a bit more, and I get comments on how small she is often. She’s also a bit short. The doctor said everything looks great, but I’m breastfeeding so still nervous about it. Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.