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dr hilary on daybreak

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skyebluepink Tue 16-Aug-11 07:26:05

Just 'advised' that a 7 month old doesn't really need a feed in the night they just want comfort which might perpetuate the night waking problem. FFS what is so wrong with feeding a 7 month old that wakes in the night. Why are professionals giving advice which doesn't make a distinction between a baby and and child.

I feel so cross that this man is giving advice to women. An example of medical advice overriding a mother's instinct.

skyebluepink Tue 16-Aug-11 07:29:18

He also advised that they have a bottle or something that they can get themselves with water in... idiot. I don't know many 7 month olds that can feed themselves with a bottle of water when they wake in the night.

Maybe they can learn to do some chimney cleaning whilst they are at it..

belgo Tue 16-Aug-11 07:33:47

I am so cross that this man is on TV at all. His anti-bfing views are well known - he has referred to breastfeeding past one year as bizarre, unusual and unnecessary.

belgo Tue 16-Aug-11 07:34:56

In fact I think those three word - bizarre, unusual and unnecessary - sum Dr Jones up very well.

Debs75 Tue 16-Aug-11 07:35:17

I think you have to just ignore some of these 'prefessionals' especially on ITV they don't seem to like breastfeeding do they

skyebluepink Tue 16-Aug-11 07:37:29

Oh really I had no idea he was anti BF. Obviously I do now. Why is he allowed to spout such shite on national TV?

My GP the last time I saw him showed surprise that I was still breastfeeding and a friend told me about her doctor saying "I think sometimes it is more for the comfort of the mother" when she told her that she was still BF at 10 months

skyebluepink Tue 16-Aug-11 07:39:11

Definitely to be ignored but I am fairly obstinate in my ideas and now, 1 year on very confident in my choices, but a new mother with a 7 month old is vulnerable to this tosh.

faverolles Tue 16-Aug-11 07:44:55

Trouble is, when he and other professionals spout shit, most people watching will believe them, and will also regard it as bizarre, unusual and unnecessary.
They all need educating about bfing, rather than letting their (warped) feelings get in the way of good, up to date knowledge.

CountBapula Tue 16-Aug-11 07:55:07

It's the whole "it's just for comfort" thing that gets me. What is wrong with comforting a baby, FFS?

I've had many, many horrendous sleep problems with my DS and night weaning made no difference whatsoever to his night wakings. It just meant sitting there patting a screaming baby for hours rather than quick feed and back in cot. Went back to night feeding in the end and he gradually dropped most of the night feeds himself but not until 8/9 months. I still feed at night at 11 months if he's ill, teething or won't settle.

Doesn't surprise me anyway - have heard much noxious tosh about bf on ITV before.

Clueless79 Tue 16-Aug-11 09:11:32

It's so ruddy wearing all the -often quite subtle- negativity towards bf when it brings plenty of its own challenges anyway. What is it with Daybreak and their mission to kill off bf?? I can really see why so many new mums just think 'why bother?' and miss out on all the good bits.

...and the ff lot think they face negativity?!!

exbrummie Tue 16-Aug-11 11:47:36

Someone told me recently that daybreak has a lot of sponsorship from Nestle,so I think that explains a lot.

MedicalEd Tue 16-Aug-11 17:09:56

People will take what he says and quote it willy nilly to everyone they come across now, great, thanks a lot.
My HV did say ages ago about the whole offering water if DCs are still feeding at night after six months.
But when I saw her with DD who is now 5.5 months and said she goes to sleep at about 7pm until about 3/4am then back off again to anywhere between 5 and 7am, she backed down saying that was going at least 9 hours between feeds and to carry on feeding her until she drops that 3/4am one on her own.
Most people think going through the night means from 7-7 and few 6 month olds can do that.

Mishy1234 Tue 16-Aug-11 18:55:01

This guy is a fool. I remember reading that he said one of the reasons women bf past a year was to delay having sex with their husbands/partners!

A twat of the highest order.

redandyellowandpinkandgreen Tue 16-Aug-11 19:57:55

And the stuff he spouted about co-sleeping and 'making a rod for your own back' I was cringing away.

LaCiccolina Tue 16-Aug-11 20:06:27

He is, all things considered, a muppet.

Debs75 Tue 16-Aug-11 20:08:03

Why is co-sleeping making a rod for your own back. I co-sleep with dd3 and sometimes 2 and it is a great way for us all to sleep. Maybe if we had a house big enough and they had their own rooms it wouldn't be a neccessity but I will do anything to get us all to sleep. TBH I'm surprised he didn't talk about the 'dangers'

blowthewindsoutherly Tue 16-Aug-11 20:14:38

Didn't greenmonkies from MN make an utter twat of him on GMTV once?

buttonmoon78 Tue 16-Aug-11 20:24:29

But what on earth are you doing watching daybreak anyway? wink

Gastonladybird Tue 16-Aug-11 20:32:06

How have we got this far on Hilary jones without this being brought uprubbish on Hilary the bit that always sticks In my head (apart from how much experience has he got to share when he has been naffing about on gmtv sofa for 20 years) is the line about having an affair as wife gave attention to their babies? hmm

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