Maybe its being Irish, maybe its the complete frustration I feel when another mum replays her last conversation with the doctor about her baby's reflux.
It's time to stop lying to ourselves.
It's time to stop believing that everything a doctor says is true because they are a doctor.
Sorry, this is not the case, and you probably know this already in your heart but are scared to admit it...
If I was to write to myself 10-years ago, I honestly don’t know what I would say.
In terms of the facts of life that would unfold, it would go along the lines:
“You’re going to have a baby, hate being mum, feel a complete failure at it, develop postnatal depression that lasts for 3 years.
But it’s okay, you’re going to be grand...eventually.
Isn't reflux just something that some babies have and they will grow out if it?
No. It isn't.
Have you been told that "reflux is normal"?
Well, reflux isn't normal, it's common. That's not the same as it being normal.
I'm here to tell you something different. Very different. The complete opposite in fact.
Reflux is not a disease (despite it's name).
Reflux is not normal,...
Twice this last week I read of doctors stopping special milk for babies, one 6 and the other 9 months old. Both of whom had confirmed Cows Milk Protein Allergy (CMPA).
I immediately reacted with my internal siren blaring “What is wrong with these doctors? And who are they to determine the point at which it’s appropriate for a baby to stop specialised milk?”