Having been six years since I last had a baby in the household I was shocked to find just how much things have changed. The midwife visiting my daughter explained water is no longer used for babies, either in the case of thirst or jaundice apparently formula is sufficient. What about hiccups and if they are still searching for food after their bottle is finished? I was always advised water in that situation. Bottles are no longer stored in the fridge and you have to make them up as you go, this in itself is difficult. Your baby is hungry, screaming for a feed and you have to wait for the water to cool down before you can make a bottle!
Then there’s weaning, I remember when you could start at three months now it’s 6-8 months before you can start. The midwife even said they like you to wait until six weeks before you bath your newborn baby, what the hell is that about?
Have I caused damage to my children all these years? I think not, they are perfectly fine and I can’t see why they keep wanting to change a process that has been in effect for years it really is getting ridiculous.