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New study says that it is okay to let babies cry at night

By: Claire McCarthy, MD, Faculty Editor, Harvard Health Publications When my eldest was a baby, I remember feeling so torn when she cried during the night. Our pediatrician and my mother both said that it was okay to let her cry for a while and let her learn to go back to sleep. But as I listened to her cry, I wondered: Will this make her too stressed? Will it damage her emotionally? Will…

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