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Fuss

A German unit of length. Its measure varied in different German-speaking areas, but generally was between 250 and 400 millimeters. It became obsolete with the adoption of the metric system in the 1870s.
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The amount of crying in all children fell with the babies taking the probiotic supplement fussing for an average of 49 minutes more every day.
Outcomes included daily duration of crying or fussing at one month, sleep duration, mother's mental health, family and infant quality of life.
Writing in the online British Medical Journal, a team from the University of Melbourne and the city's Royal Children's Hospital said probiotics "did not reduce crying or fussing in infants with colic, nor was it effective in improving infant sleep, maternal mental health, family or infant functioning, or quality of life".
"Ill advised practices and beliefs have become commonplace, such as the use of infant formula, the isolation of infants in their own rooms, or the belief that responding too quickly to a fussing baby will 'spoil' it," Narvaez says in a statement.
If he responds to her fussing, then he's making her believe she still has a hold over him.
I think she's maybe depressed but she tells me to stop fussing - what do I do?