Maggie Fisher
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Parents given 'contradictory' baby advice

Many new mothers are bombarded with contradictory and sometimes even dangerous parenting advice by family members, a Netmums survey suggests.

Two in five of 4,000 mothers surveyed said a relative had given advice they felt could harm their baby's health.

Maggie Fisher of the Health Visitors' Association told BBC Breakfast that advice has changed dramatically over the last 25 years, and that care should be determined by the baby's individual needs, rather than general rules.

  • 29 Mar 2011