13:15 (GMT+2), Wed, 20 July 2011
Being woken and dealing with an unhappy baby at night is especially difficult if a mom has a job outside of the home for which she must appear bright-eyed and bushy-tailed every day. Equally, a baby who has frequent bouts of illness, the need to feed often or is prone to nightmares and night terrors, challenges one's physical and emotional resources. Despite a baby's ability to bounce right back to contentment most mornings – giving comfort that nothing too serious was wrong – all moms worry that their babies' cries indicate an unidentified underlying problem. Try to not
be too analytical in the middle of the night, as this will keep you from falling asleep easily. If something is seriously wrong, you will know.
By Sister Lilian
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