Parents advised to ask for advice about children's health

Parents who are concerned about their child's health have been advised to ask for help and advice if they are struggling.

Sue Atkins, parenting expert, said that mothers and fathers should overcome the taboo of asking for parenting help and inquire with a professional if they are uncertain.

The comments come after research by Netmums found that new mothers are being given "outdated, contradictory and even dangerous" advice on how to look after their babies by family members.

Almost 40 per cent of mothers questioned were found to have been given advice by a family member that could be risking their child's health.

Ms Atkins added that mothers should understand that it can take time to be able to instinctively know what is right for their child.

However, she did advise parents that they should always trust their intuition when it comes to their child because they know the infant best. 


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