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Your Feelings Can Affect Your Baby

Could my constant worrying about getting my baby to sleep be affecting him?

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"Definitely," says Jennifer Waldburger, L.C.S.W., co-owner of the Los Angeles-based consultation service Sleepy Planet. "Babies are sensitive to a mother's cues. If you're not sleeping, you're more tired and stressed and your baby picks up on those vibes."

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—from "Dreaming of Sleep," December/January 2008