Silencing the Baby Police

While you’re likely to be offered a lot of well-meaning advice about parenting from friends, family and that stranger in the grocery store—don’t worry, you can take what you want want and leave the rest.

Pick your battles:

  • A nod and a well-meaning smile go a long way to diffuse a potential argument
  • Thank them for their concern and move on
  • Distract--don’t feel talking about baby, talk about something else

Remember, there is a tremendous amount of good info out there—but there’s plenty of unreliable info, too. Consult with  your baby’s healthcare provider or other medical professionals if you have any serious concerns about your baby.

See also ...

•  A guide for first-time parents

•  Parenting: Your baby’s first year

This message is not intended to provide individual medical advice. Always seek the advice of a physician or qualified healthcare provider for any questions you have about your health or medical condition, your breastfeeding issues and your infant's health. Never disregard, avoid or delay contacting a doctor or other qualified professional because of something you have read in our emails, webpages or other electronic communications.

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