Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Fredericksburg, VA, USA
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I hope someone can help.... We just recently had our second baby, and our 4.5 year old daughter is not adjusting well. The baby was hospitalized his first week with pneumonia and now suffers from reflux, so he has been ill a bit. Our daughter was very involved in the pregnancy, accompanying me to almost all of my prenatal visits, but she was not at the birth (she did visit both me and the baby in the hospital). We have a family bed and she still occasionally nurses. We have continued all of her regular activities, as well as adding a few special things, just for her. She has become very teary, withdrawn, and clingy to me, and she has little appetite. Does anyone have any suggestions or ideas how I can help her better adjust?