Pediatrics Professor Robert Needlman says infants’ stranger anxiety is normal

Stranger anxiety
Fit Pregnancy: If a child screams or clings to his/her parent when an unfamiliar person approaches, it’s actually very normal, said Robert Needlman, professor of pediatrics. “Humans are born with the instinct to create strong emotional attachments to special people in their lives, and the flip side of a strong emotional attachment is some anxiety or shying away from other people,” he said.