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Advice, is everyone an expert?

New mothers get advice all the time, regardless if they asked for it or not.


Things to keep in mind;

What’s the source of the advice?

Doctors , nurses, specialist

OR

is it friends, family members, someone

on Facebook who has kids or google?


If it’s the latter, then always remember all babies are different, situations differ and times have changed. Here is what I mean, your baby is 36 wks and was 6 lbs and the person giving advice had a 40 weaker who was 8lbs. Two completely different gestations change the scenario on weight gain and feedings.

The situations differ also, exclusively breast feeding, supplementing with your breast milk or with formula, formula only feeding. Which formula, bottle and nipple are you using?

Times have changed and best practices have also, the “back to sleep “ or “ safe sleep” is a perfect example, the latest guidelines for safe sleep from AAP(American Academy of Pediatrics) is in a crib, no elevation, no stuffed

animals, no loose blankets and infant laying on their back. This is all in a effort to decrease SIDS, sudden infant death syndrome.


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