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Saturday, 16 January 2021
2. Resists comforting or nurturance Print

Anytime my son gets hurt, he cries but will not get up and come to me for comfort.  He will look at me while crying but when I reach for him or ask him to come to me, he tends to pull away, arch his back or cry harder. (a. 6mo, FC)
When my son had a virus this past summer and was very sick, he would reach for me to hold him and then immediately arch his back and cry to get away from me the second I picked him up.  He was sick for three weeks and I was never able to comfort him during that time.  It was the first time he wanted me to comfort him, but he fought it the entire time. (a. 6mo, FC)

In the very earliest of days, he would cry and I'd try to hold him chest to chest to comfort him.  He would lean into me, then pull back to sit upright, look right into my eyes crying and crying, and then he'd start hitting me.  Then he'd collapse and just melt into my chest for 10-15 seconds before it all started again.  This would go on for 3-4 hours at a time. (a. 6mo, FC)
I didn't notice this until after 18 months of age.  It could've been there before but I might not have really noticed.  There was one incident when he got hurt and was crying very hard.  I couldn't comfort or console him and after several minutes I gave him his security blanket which instantly comforted him and he stopped crying. (a. 4.5mo, FC)

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