Hello, and welcome to the UK Postpartum group! This group began as a user-created group and is now hosted by Alt12 Apps. It is designed for support and friendship for all UK new mothers and is a shared group between Kidfolio and BabyBump.
World Health Organisation (WHO) Global Strategy for Infant and Young Child Feeding. http://www.who.int/nutrition/topics/global_strategy/en/index.html
Department of Health (2011) Pregnancy and early years. www.dh.gov.uk/en/Policyandguidance/Healthandsocialcaretopics/Maternalandinfantnutrition/index.htm
I had to post a message on here as after talking to a few different mummies it seems that there a quite a few babies being diagnosed with reflux when really the problem is a lactose intolerance.
The real problem is that the medicine that is given to our poor lo's for reflux is renitidine but this is NOT suitable for anybody with a lactose intolerance, and therefore makes symptoms WORSE NOT BETTER!!
I know it's not going to be the case for all babies but if your lo has been disgnosed with reflux but you have seen no improvement after taking renitidine then please ask for a lactose intolerance test, it is a simple stool sample!
The ingredient that is not suitable for lactose intolerance is SORBITOL E420. It is also in calpol but not in nurofen.
I am by no means a doctor or medically trained (although I blooming feel like one after all this lol!) but i just wanted to share this as I have a different baby now!
Sorry for long post! x
She will feed from 1 boob for 10 seconds then swap going back and forth for a few mind before settling down. Each time pinching the spare boob! If she does not have both boobs out she will through the biggest paddy! The only time she feeds normally is when we are in bed. I've tried a necklace but she takes no notice.
So what are your opinions on smacking, discipline and generally dealing with strong willed children?
Had a massive row with a colleague today because I said I smack lo on the hand or on nappied bottom if he really crosses the line otherwise it's a firm no, distraction, and finally the naughty step. He basically said I was a bad mother and I was beating my child! I live my lo more than life itself, I love him so much I am willing to install firm boundaries with him early so he will become a decent human being! I work with child with emotional and behavioural difficulties and some of them have never had boundaries and are just terribly badly behaved... I don't want this for my lo. He may hate me for it when he is older (highly doubt it as I don't do it hard and certainly would not whack him so hard to leave a mark etc) however hopefully he will grow up knowing the right from wrong and consequences of silly naughty behaviours.
Very upset and just feel bloody dreadful now :-(