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Just a little question for Flinstone re:comment made in their reply on Jan 10.

Are you seriously telling us that just because a woman has given birth,she instantly becomes an expert on everything to do with babies?---just keep on telling yourself that and one day you might just believe it.Nobody else will though.
Come on & get serious for a minute will you?

Any twit can get pregnant and give birth and I will admit that yes,maternal instinct (and a lot of common sense) does help us to take care of our new little dependants but you cannot tell me that just because you are capable of giving birth that this immediately makes you more qualified than Padiatricians and GPs and Midwives and Nutritionists---the list goes on.....????NO----I DIDN"T THINK THAT WAS WHAT YOU MEANT .


Julie~mum to Jordyn-12,Jai-9,Eli-5,Kayne-10months!

Hey, everyone is entitled to their opinion, whether we all agree or not! When I say mother's are experts...I am meaning we are experts at knowing what our own children want and need! GP's and that are experts too and they do help guide us in the right direction when caring for our children.

Mum(29) - DS 7yr, DD 4yr & DD 2yr

No offence Jordy,

But that is a bit harsh. We are merely just stating our opinions. people can take it or leave it. Yes I think mothers get a maternal instinct. I can hear my daughter stir in the night and wake to her and she is in her own room and is only 7 weeks old. I never used to wake that easily but now seem to wake easy. I have had this discussion with so many people about solids. Including my padiatrician and maternal health nurse and my mother. My mother informed me back when I was a baby people started babies on solids as early as 6 weeks. I think that's not really a good age but are you going to say that what millions of mothers back then did was wrong. Every child is different and remeber even proffesionals have been known to make mistakes.

Petangel

Mirabi 28/11/03

mirabi 28/11/03

Jordy,
As it has been stated before everyone is entitled to their own opinion even if YOU don't agree to it!
So based on your theory above and as a mother of 3 you wouldn't know what's best for your children???? Hmmm, I would disagree. I'd like to think that you would know what's best for your children .
Sure, with your first child you are learning as you go. We also learn from others because not every child fits into the norm of society. Experts provide GUIDELINES TO GUIDE US (and this is clearly stated in phamplets that they hand out) they do not need to be followed exactly in every way. Remember these are just Guidelines.

I'd like to know how humans ever evolved because way back then there were no so called experts. New mothers learnt from their mothers, grandmothers and so on and so on. If they didn't have a mother they learnt from other women in the village, tribe etc.

THERE WAS NO KNOCKING ON THE HUT OF THE VILLAGE PAEDIATRICIANS BACK THEN WAS THERE!!!!

Bett, NSW, 2 boys & Twins 19.2.08

Hi Flintstones,
What theory would that be?
All I stated was that becoming a mother doesn't automatically make you as qualified as a university graduate( in the fields of nutrition,medical health,psychology etc).---If it were only that simple.

Did you have your baby at a hospital?
Were you under the care of an obstetrician?
Do you go to the Dr when you are unwell?

If so,WHY??
Possibly because you wanted the best possible care for both you and your child and you know that your Dr/Obstetrician etc do actually know more than you do about the service that they provide you with.And..Why do they know?Because they have studied intensely for years and dedicated their lives to their jobs.Not to mention their on the job experience.

I would never claim to know all there was to know about raising children just because I have them.-You can never stop learning.

I am not trying to offend or insult anyone ,and like you said we are all just giving our opinion.

I would like to think that I have done an OK job with my kids,and I would also like to think I have a fair idea of how to raise them with good values and morals.

As for your comment on the "Villiage paediatricians"--------I wouldn't know what went on back then-I wasn't there ,but I do know that the mother and infant mortality rate was much higher.

I am guessing this was because we didn't know back then what we do know now .

Technology is improving all the time.Studies are continuously being done to increase our knowledge on health and lifestyle issues.


Like you said ......"Humans have evolved "
and there have been many improvements to many things we do now as compared to how it was done when our ancestors existed.

But again...like you said we are all just giving our opinion and we all want whats best for our kids.

Julie~mum to Jordyn-12,Jai-9,Eli-5,Kayne-10months!

Hi everyone,

I really think people are starting to take this a bit far. I mean we all parent our children the best way we can. I guess we all like to think we are perfect parents but look at these posts. We are taking it to heart. If we are confused about solid feeding and have plenty of questions I guess it wouldn't hurt to consult a professional. That's what they're there for. All the best for future solid feeding.

Petangel

mirabi 28/11/03

Hi all

I agree with petangel23, when i started this topic quite a few weeks ago I just wanted advice from people and didnt intend to start a 'slinging match' so to speak. It has gone a bit far, this forum is suppose to be friendly and sure people will vary with their parenting but everyone is entitled to their own ways and opinions. Just because someone has different opinions to yourself you dont have to agree with what they say but dont 'beat them down with a stick'. If only I hadn't started this topic........



Lou, QLD,16 month old baby boy- Jackson

I have a reply to Jordy,

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"Just a little question for Flinstone re:comment made in their reply on Jan 10.

Are you seriously telling us that just because a woman has given birth,she instantly becomes an expert on everything to do with babies?---just keep on telling yourself that and one day you might just believe it.Nobody else will though.
Come on & get serious for a minute will you?

Any twit can get pregnant and give birth and I will admit that yes,maternal instinct (and a lot of common sense) does help us to take care of our new little dependants but you cannot tell me that just because you are capable of giving birth that this immediately makes you more qualified than Padiatricians and GPs and Midwives and Nutritionists---the list goes on.....????NO----I DIDN"T THINK THAT WAS WHAT YOU MEANT ."

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While i think that i might not be an expert on children, i think that i know my own child pretty well as we spend so much time together and i am starting to learn what it means when Talana cries and when she wants to play, eat, sleep etc.

I still do take the advice offered to me from the "experts" like doctors, midwives, my parents but ultimatley it is the mother who can tell when it is time to start feeding solids (or whatever the case may be).

If your child is hungry and supplement feeds dont work and the child is getting stressed, shouldn't you be able to help your child by feeding them solids?

My baby is almost 5 weeks old and is feeding every two hours 120 - 200 mls per feed as well as offering her the breast, while i am not considering giving her solids yet (from personal choice) i do believe that if a mother sees that her child just cant seem to get enough, why cant they?



These forums were put in place to HELP out mothers with questions, not for mothers to be JUDGED for asking those questions. I personally think that you went a little too far with your responses.





Mummy to Talana Michelle Kimberley (13/12/2003)

OK,ok,ok point taken,my sincerest apologies to anyone that I may have offended.
This is just a discussion page and is getting a little too heavy.
I agree that there is no right or wrong way to parenting really and I'm sure all of us are really great mums.
Bye for now

Julie~mum to Jordyn-12,Jai-9,Eli-5,Kayne-10months!

Jordy,
I wish to thank you and will accept your apology. The apology means quite a lot as I did take offence. Truce??
I hope so, us mums need to stick together.
smile

Bett, NSW, 2 boys & Twins 19.2.08

hi all
For some reason with my first i just knew he needed solids at 3 mths and with my second well hes 3.5 mths and no were near ready for solids yet

I think everyone should do what they think is right listen to what evert one has to say and then do what you think is best.
Most of the time if there not ready for solids they wont swollow it or end up with a tummy ache if they do
My girl friend did the rice cerial in the milk bottle and that was when her boy was nearly 3 mths and it was her doctor how told her to do it . So i guess all the specialist are different to
Hope this helps

Michelle,QLD,5yr boy & 2yr boy

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