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Violet is now 7 months old and i cant leave her for a second.Not even if her daddy or my mom is holding her.She is fine as long as she can see me but if i go out of her sight, she freaks.She will cry until she pukes.Is this normal?<br>
We co-sleep and she is either carrid in my arms or in her sling 24/7.The only time she isnt is when she is in her carseat,I ride in the back with her( Iv even figured out how to nurse her riding down the rode)She hates to bathe unless i am in with her, as long as she can touch me she is the happiest bay in the world,people tell me what a happy baby she is and asks me if she ever cries.Yep, the second i walk away.<br>
Please tell me this is normal and healthy.<br><br>
Love,<br>
Kaitlin
 

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I am pretty sure it is normal. My son was clingy for awhile around that age. He would cry when I left the room, even if it was for a minute and he was with Daddy. He isn't like that anymore. Daddy is a perfect substitute these days!
 

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Sounds like separation anxiety. Most babies go through phases of this, some worse than others. If you meet her needs for security, she will eventually outgrow it in her own time. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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How do you BF her riding down the road??? I NEED to know how to do this. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I usually am back-seat w/ my DD and give her a pinky finger as a substitute nipple (course for comfort only, not if she's actually hungry).<br><br>
Unfortunately I have no advice on separation anxiety, mine's only 5.5 mos. but she gets like that at night... no sub for mom then!
 

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Totally normal. I think it peaks around 8 months. My DD is 7 1/2 months and definitely has seperation anxiety (if I set her down and walk away she flips out instantly and crawls towards me, sobbing). She doesn't have it if DH holds her, though, but if anyone else does, it's bad. She also won't sleep at night unless she is touching me.<br><br>
This is normally a very short lived phase, so she should grow out of it quickly. Sometimes they get it again when they start to walk.
 

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My dd was like that for quite awhile. Many times she would cry if dh held her even if he was right next to me. As time passed though she has gotten more comfortable away from me. Now she will take a bath with dh, let him put her to sleep etc. I think your dd just needs time and to know that you are there for her just like always.
 

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Yep totally normal. And my dd1 (2.5) also gets so upset that she throws up. She learned it as a baby and sometimes still does it.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:<br><br>
Hopefully dd12 doesn't learn. So far, so good.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

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Thanks everybody,it just breaks my heart when she cries.She starts looking around the room for me and when she cant find me she freaks.Im glad it is normal.<br><br>
The way I nurse her in her car seat is by leaning forward and almost hugging her seat,I still have my belt on but it is loose. I just lift the breast up and she latches on,it is easier with the boob closest to her. Now she holds the boob <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> in her hands like someone would hold a burger.
 
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