Since: Nov 07

Trenton, NJ

#1 Nov 14, 2007
I'm a teen mom (17) and I have a 5 month old daughter, I left her with my mom and younger sister (her gram and aunt) for the first time since I've had her for only 4 hours, and now she refuses to let me feed her or hold her.. Is that normal?
If anyone can give me advice, I'd really really appreciate it.
It makes me feel so bad, because I feel like she hates me now. She cries when I hold her but when I hand her to my mom she's all smiles..
Did I do something wrong??

(Please don't give me any BS about being a teen mom.. That's not what I'm asking..)
Bob

Coram, NY

#2 Jan 29, 2008
Dezzys_Mommy wrote:
I'm a teen mom (17) and I have a 5 month old daughter, I left her with my mom and younger sister (her gram and aunt) for the first time since I've had her for only 4 hours, and now she refuses to let me feed her or hold her.. Is that normal?
If anyone can give me advice, I'd really really appreciate it.
It makes me feel so bad, because I feel like she hates me now. She cries when I hold her but when I hand her to my mom she's all smiles..
Did I do something wrong??
(Please don't give me any BS about being a teen mom.. That's not what I'm asking..)
Are you stressed, angry, or sad?

Did you get in a fight while you were out and all worked up?

Babies have an uncanny knack for picking up on your vibes. Try and relax yourself, then hold your baby, see how this turns out.

“mommy friends”

Since: Jul 08

ireland

#3 Jul 29, 2008
no you did nothing wrong except lack the confidence to pick her up and carry on like nothing happened. Really your mother should not be encouraging this in any way no matter how she crys. Grandmother has the novelty factor, when she crys with you shes saying, im hungry, upset need a change i know you will help me. When she doesnt cry with grandmom its cos she is distracted. Dont let it put you off or ruin your bond with your baby girl.

Since: Apr 09

Eagle Farm, Australia

#4 Apr 8, 2009
hey it's a pity situation,,,but don;t worry ,my mom told she had done the same with me when I had been a baby of 8-10 months, but it passed just in a week or something like that,,,don't worry.and good luck

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Infants & Newborns Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Couple looking to adopt a newborn in central Fl... Oct '14 Rhodabeth 1
pregnant mother seeking private adoption (Feb '13) Jan '14 KymD 2
How to Change Nappies (Nov '12) Nov '12 ILikeBabiesUsedNa... 1
An adoptive family (Jul '12) Jul '12 Idalia 1
Here's a great resource for parenting (Jul '12) Jul '12 EvEbb 1
My Baby won't sleep alone (Oct '10) Dec '11 sarah andrews 3
How fo you like changing nappies (Jan '10) Apr '10 Laeny 3
More from around the web