clinging 7 month old

Sherrelle - posted on 09/07/2011 ( 6 moms have responded )

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my 7 month old daughter has been acting differently lately she has been laying and rubbing her head on my stomach alot. and before she had stopped breastfeeding on her own only when she wanted and now she breast feeds all the time. i have a little bit of pregnancy symptoms but could i be pregnant again especially with the way she is acting with me?

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Lisa - posted on 09/09/2011

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I noticed separation anxiety with both of my babies later than this (about 9 mo). On the other hand, my female cat was the one who told me I was pregnant by curling up above my uterus (and trying to stay there for the next nine months!). Young children and pets are experts at noticing changes in those they care about, whether the charges are emotional or hormonal. If you have been stressed or upset, she could be noticing those changes as well. It could be any of these things but her behavior is in no way abnormal. Go ahead and take a test to be sure!

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As long as you're having sex... pregnancy is always a possibility.



However, seperation anxiety at this age is very normal. My son started around 6 months. He's 3.5 now and I'm STILL waiting for it to go away. His twin almost 10 year old sisters only experienced it half a dozen random times between 18 months and 7 years, but their brother is a different story entirely.

Yenelva - posted on 09/09/2011

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Hi, im 13 weeks pregnant and my 2 year old is acting funny too, except for the breastfeeding part. But she's constantly rubbing against my belly or against my boobs. So, it wouldn't hurt to take a test

Rebecca - posted on 09/09/2011

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Emma is right that it is completely normal for bubs of this age to get clingy. It is about the time that they begin to really realize that they are a separate person to their mother, sounds strange, but true.
Be prepared for many changes, as soon as you think you've got a good rhythm going and a understanding your baby's behavior, they will go and change the rules on you...welcome to motherhood :)

Katherine - posted on 09/08/2011

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you could be, you CAN get pregnant while bf'ing!!!

Doesn't hurt to take a test!

Stifler's - posted on 09/07/2011

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No she's just developing separation anxiety. It's normal at that age

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