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    Default Newborns crying

    So I have a rather dumb question..

    My friend just had a baby and I am due in January. The midwife today told her she needs to let her little one cry for at least 4hrs a day?!? Is this true?

    She was about 50-60yrs old and we are at a rural hospital.

    I couldn't think of anything worse then just letting them cry for no reason with out trying to settle them.

    If it is true - I really need to start reading more cause I really have NFI

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    Absolutely not. What a crazy old nurse!

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    Wow! Haven't heard this one for a while. Back in the early 1900's there was a baby guru (a man) that reckoned they had to cry to strengthen their lungs.

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    Ummm no.

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    Omg NO!!!! Nothing worse than hearing your bub cry they are so young and need your love

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    My bub only cries when she wants something so going by what that nurse said I'd have to let her cry when she has a dirty nappy or is hungry which is just stupid. The whole point of her crying is because she can't communicate, sometimes I won't pick her up immediately but never let her cry too long before I check her. 4 hours is way too much in my opinion.
    Also just take what people (even nurses) say with a grain of salt and do what feels comfortable and natural to you and your bub!

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    Gosh no & i hope ur friend is ignoring the advise too

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    No way!

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    Possibly one of the worst pieces of ever advice given!

    It's not in bubs or mums best interest for either of them to be crying for 4 hours a day.

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    I had to read that twice haha. What a batty old nurse. Worst advice ever


 

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