Amber Portwood Has Another New Boyfriend: Experts Say This Is Hurtful To Baby Leah!

Tue, January 18, 2011 11:03am EDT by Add first Comment

Splashnews.com, Courtesy of MTV

Amber has been hopping from guy-to-guy ever since she and her ex-fiance Gary broke up!

Amber Portwood has a new man! The Teen Mom star broke up with her short-time beau Clinton Yunker, and is now reportedly dating another local Indiana boy named Mike Rayn. This is the second guy that she’s possibly introduced to her 2-year-old daughter Leah in the past three months! HollyBaby.com spoke to a child psychologist and a media psychiatrist who reveals that this could be very detrimental to Leah’s emotional well-being!

“This is not good for Leah and first of all you don’t know how safe these people are,” child psychologist and contributor to HealthGuru.com Dr. Jeff Gardere explains. “These people are transitional … they don’t last and now you are subjecting your kids to say ‘hello’ and ‘goodbye’ from people and it can get very confusing for the child.”

Check out the presents Amber Portwood and Gary Shirley gave Leah for Christmas!

Amber first reportedly stepped out with her Mike when she attended the Indianapolis Colts game Jan. 9, with Carol Thomas, Amber’s cellmate and new BFF!

“Mike won’t say they’re officially an item,” a source tells RadarOnline.com. “But he and Amber have gone out a number of times.”

Amber says she wants to quit Teen Mom!

“This can cause separation anxiety for Leah,” Dr. Gardere says. “She could repeat the behaviors herself later in life, and think if there are many men in my mothers life then it’s okay, and she may end up copying these behaviors.”

Dr. Carole Lieberman echoed Dr. Gardere’s worries for the reality star’s daughter.

“Amber has already scarred her Leah enough by being violent towards her Gary in front of her,” Dr. Lieberman says. “Now, she is further confusing and hurting her daughter by bringing new ‘daddies’ into the picture.”

Do you think Amber should focus more on parenting than dating?

— Chloe Melas

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