By refusing medication she could be putting her son as well as herself and the rest of her family. She could self harm and then regret it. There is some medications that don’t put the baby at any risk whatsoever if taken as directed. I think she needs counselling before she does something she may regret, the results of that can be devastating. Encourage her to focus on her little boy. At this point she is neglecting and is going to have medical problems. Does she vomit when changing some of the nappies? That may be one of the reasons she isn’t doing it. I know of one Mum who actually vomitted while changing soiled nappies and occasionally called a friend a few houses away Her babies were very close together and she had 2 in nappies when she was pregnant with number 3.
Published 24th October 2019