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Wondering if anyone else has had any experience feeling the same way or if I’m just losing my mind... My little boy is three months old and I’m constantly worried that he’s ill, despite every health professional telling me he’s absolutely fine and there are no physical symptoms, I’m constantly checking his temperature (four to five times a day every day) and overthinking, like for example thinking he’s not smiled ‘enough’ today or he’s cried a lot today and what if he’s in pain? I'm constantly checking he’s breathing when he’s asleep, I set an alarm every 30 minutes through the night so I can wake up and check on him, it’s so mentally draining and I don’t know if it’s normal to feel like this? The worry literally takes over my life at the moment..

Just wanted to start by saying you sound like an amazing mum and it’s completely normal to be worried about your little one. However, if you’re struggling then it may be worth speaking to your health visitor or GP as this sounds like it could be postnatal anxiety (completely different to postnatal depression). They may be able to refer you to someone who you can talk to about your worries. Hope this helps.

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I completely feel you! I was the same with my little girl who’s now a year old. I still worry about her more so that’s she up and about. Take a rest girl! You’ve got to give yourself a break. First thing to overcome, the alarms in the middle of the night. You need a decent nights sleep