Formula is food for your baby and enough of making our new mothers feel guilty about giving babies formula.
Food standards Australia New Zealand is considering placing a “warning” on tins of formula about the risks to infant health of not breastfeeding.
Covering prams with muslin wraps for some reason has become the norm for mums while walking babies. Our obsession with how long the baby must sleep during the day encourages mums to ‘de sensitise’ the babies’ surroundings so he will sleep and not be disturbed by the outside world.
There are some times parents play, swing, hold, grab their child thinking it’s fun…but it has me cringing with anxiety. A pulled elbow is one of them. They are completely preventable and here is a few hints to prevent this painful episode for your little one
• don’t swing your child by his arms
• don’t pick your child up by his hands
• always pick your little one up from under his arms.
“When they’re little, and you go for years without a good night’s sleep, you wonder if they’ll ever make it through to morning without finding some reason to wake you up. But then one day you look at the clock and it’s 7:30 a.m……
Babies are tested for about 25 conditions at about 48 hours of life via a blood test done by a heel prick. The tests were started in the early 1960’s and is known by mums as the ‘heel prick test’.