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Saturday, 16 January 2021
15. When held chest to chest, faces away Print
As time went on my son began to turn his body away from me as much as possible.  When I carried him in my arms, he would turn his body so that we were shoulder to shoulder.  It was almost like we were walking side by side when I carried him.  People commented that he was a curious baby and didn't want to miss anything, but he got to the point where he would never face me chest to chest or even acknowledge me while I was carrying him. (a. 6mo, FC)
Anytime he is held that way, he turns his head as far away as possible and we are shoulder to shoulder.  Initially I thought he was so curious about his surroundings and didn't want to face me but now I see it is a way to avoid closeness and eye contact with me.  (a. 6 mo, FC)
He definitely appeared to be very interested in the world and what was going on around him and not very interested in mom.  Again, subtle! (a. 5.5mo, FC)
When we first met our daughter she happily sat chest to chest when we held her.  After the first day she preferred to turn her body so she was facing outward.  After six months of attachment work she now sits chest to chest for brief periods of time without raging.  She is always the first to push away when she has “had enough.” (a. 10mo, OR)
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