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Child Care Providers' Grief

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Child care providers may have many unique and powerful feelings after experiencing the death of an infant in their care, including:

  • Guilt
  • Distrust of their ability to care for children
  • Crying spells or depression
  • Loss of sleep or appetite
  • Over-protectiveness or impatience with children
  • Anger, even with the infant who died
  • Fear that it will happen again