Will I spoil my baby if I pick him up when he cries?
No such thing! You can't spoil a newborn baby. Crying is the only way babies can communicate. He may be hungry, wet, need burping, or just need to be held.

If your baby stops crying when you hold him, then that is just what he needs. Remember, your baby was in your womb for 9 months listening to your heart beat and being rocked while you walked. So if you have a baby that needs to be held a lot, you might want to use a carrier or a sling. Your baby can stay close while your hands are free to do other things. He will feel secure and cry less. Many fathers also enjoy wearing their babies!

A baby who is cared for and loved will learn to love and trust as he gets older.

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1. Is my body ready to breastfeed?
2. How do I know when my baby is hungry?
3. How should I hold my baby when I feed him?
4. What is Laid-back breastfeeding?
5. My breasts feel too full. Do I have too much milk?
6. How can I tell if my baby is getting enough to eat?
7. How do I know my baby is full?
8. How do I feed my sleepy baby?
9. Do I have too little milk?
10. Engorgement and Plugged Ducts
11. Do I have flat or inverted nipples?
12. Sore nipples
13. How do I calm my fussy baby?
14. Calming a Colicky Breastfed Baby
15. Breastmilk Storage and Collection
16. How should I care for myself after my baby is born?
17. How do I know when to call my doctor?
18. Vitamin D and Breastfeeding
19. What are my rights as a breastfeeding mother?
20. Will I spoil my baby if I pick him up when he cries?
21. What if my family doesn't support breastfeeding?