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Forum Name: Pediatric Topics
Question: infant abuse?
|lilysuzanne - Fri Aug 26, 2005 11:46 pm|
I recently caught my mother in law clapping loudly, very close to my one month old infants face. it seemed odd and she gave no explanation. I s this abuse?Did she do any harm?
|Theresa Jones, RN - Sat Aug 27, 2005 4:49 am|
I would certainly ask for an explaination from her regarding her behavior. As for any damage, no other than probably startling the baby by the noise. Again I would ask her for an explaination and unless she had a logical one (which I would be unable to think of at this time) I would ask her to not repeat those sort of actions again.......
|lilysuzanne - Sat Aug 27, 2005 5:42 pm|
thank you, I've been reading about brain development and LI response. I will trust my instincts and monitor her around my baby.She is not a big fan of mine. I hope other women trust their instincts, instead of second guessing themselves.Unfortunately child abuse will be around for a long time.
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