A mother says she was left shocked after a doctor told her to put her six-month-old baby on a diet.Danielle Parker says she was instructed to stop feeding her daughter Grace any solid food and only allow her water in between breast feeds.
Eating at strange times makes skin more vulnerable to harmful UV rays, research suggested last month.After weighing her daughter, she says the doctor expressed disgust at the scale reading.'The first thing they said to me was, "oh my goodness, what are you feeding her?" insinuating she was fat,' she said.'I would understand when she rudely asked what I was feeding my baby if I answered with chocolate pudding and huge portions of food with a lot of calories, but I don't.'Astounded Ms Parker told the doctor that Grace – born a healthy 8lbs 3oz – was breastfed.And she explained that for the last three weeks, she had been weaned on to pureed fruit and vegetables, as advised by her GP.Grace's diet includes carrots, cauliflower, broccoli, as well as baby porridge, which is added to cool boiled water to make it easy for her to eat.Deadly skin cancer starts as new spots on the skin, not moles, in more than two-thirds of cases, new research reveals.
In 71 per cent of incidences, melanoma, the most life-threatening form of skin cancer, develops as marks on the skin, rather than arising from existing moles, a study found.
After the first two weeks, your baby should be weighed: Your baby will usually only be weighed more often than this if you ask for it or if there are concerns about their health or growth.
You can go your local baby clinic to see your health visitor at any time.
Your midwife or health visitor will support you if your baby loses a large amount of weight or doesn't regain their birthweight by two weeks.
They'll talk to you about how feeding is going, possibly ask to observe a feed if you're breastfeeding, and look at your baby's health in general.
Your baby will be weighed during their first two weeks to make sure they're regaining their birthweight.