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Separation anxiety Leash25 2 kids; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1589 posts
status 25th Jul '13

Well I think I get separation anxiety when ever I leave my son. I have only been away from him for 6 hours at a time and that was to get my hair braided. I'll leave him home with his dad to run errand and hurry home. I think I still feel guilty about him being a preemie and having to stay 3 weeks in the hospital. I know this was no way my fault. I had pre e but I still blame my self. He is now 5 months and I am trying to get back in to the work field. I have an interview but the position is only as needed so I can be away from him as little as possible. Is there any one else who has felt this way? Can someone give me any advice? By the way I had pre e with my oldest as well but he was bor at 38 weeks.

Boobo&bugs Due September 24; 1 child; Simpsonville, South Carolina 7383 posts
25th Jul '13

I had severe separation anxiety with dd. she was not a premie but she was very sick at birth. It got so bad that I would cry, throw up, and cuddle her blanket if dh ever took her to the store so I could nap or something. It was horrible! It's finally starting to get a little better now that she's 16 months. Don't worry it's probably because he's still just a baby. Biologically we're programmed not to leave our children. So I'd say what you're experiencing is normal and will lessen in time!

Leash25 2 kids; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1589 posts
status 25th Jul '13

Thanks! I really wasn't sure because I didn't go through this with my oldest. He is breast fed, we co sleep and I am all he knows so I am pretty afraid to let him go anywhere without I him

Boobo&bugs Due September 24; 1 child; Simpsonville, South Carolina 7383 posts
25th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Leash25:</b>" Thanks! I really wasn't sure because I didn't go through this with my oldest. He is breast fed, we co sleep and I am all he knows so I am pretty afraid to let him go anywhere without I him"</blockquote>




We breastfeed and cosleep too!! I think maybe it has a little to do with the fact that we never separate from our babies.