How to Tell If Your Baby Is in Pain – and What to Do About It
US News & World Report, Jan. 14, 2019
The first time parents hear their newborn cry, they often cry too – tears of happiness, of course, that their child has officially arrived in the world and is, by the sound of those lungs, healthy.
But after that, baby crying gets more complicated. Is she hungry? Tired? Uncomfortable? Wanting to be held? Or, most dreaded, in pain? “Until they can talk, it’s hard to know,” says Kenneth Gorfinkle, a psychologist at Common Sense Therapy in New York City and author of “Soothing Your Child’s Pain: From Teething to Tummy Aches to Acute Illnesses and Injuries.” “There’s a lot of guessing.”