The topic of baby powder is a hot topic in the UK right now, with a petition to stop baby powder being sold as baby powder, a debate on whether baby powder should be sold as an ingredient or as a supplement, and now the latest twist.
In an exclusive interview with The Daily Telegraph, Dr. Julie Brown, an emergency medicine specialist at the University of Sheffield, says it’s the parents who need to be held responsible for the damage caused to their baby’s developing lungs, which is why she believes it’s time for parents to take responsibility for baby powder.
“Parents need to get their heads together and ask themselves, ‘do I have the resources to protect my child from this?
What are my options?
Is this really the way to go?'” she said.
Dr. Brown says the main risk factors for developing lung cancer include smoking, a lack of exercise and a family history of the disease.””
The answer is, ‘yes’.”
Dr. Brown says the main risk factors for developing lung cancer include smoking, a lack of exercise and a family history of the disease.
“For example, if a baby has a family doctor who has never seen a child with lung cancer, and is not comfortable saying they have seen this child before, that child might have a higher risk,” she said.
“There are many factors, including smoking, exercise, and a poor diet, that can increase the risk of lung cancer.”
So if parents are not looking after their children, they are in danger.
“Dr. Jules Smith, an epidemiologist at the Children’s Hospital of Western Australia, says parents need to take a long-term approach to protecting their babies lungs.”
It’s important that parents are aware of what they’re giving to their babies, especially the older ones, so they can make informed decisions about what they can do,” she told The Daily Mail.”
I think a lot of parents would say, ‘I’m not going to let my kids breathe on their own for a few weeks or months until I’m sure they’re safe.’
“The main thing is, it’s important for parents and the doctors to make sure their babies are healthy, and we don’t have to worry about that happening.”
For those parents who have already opted to give up the practice of baby powders, they need to find the support they need, especially if their baby has asthma.
“If they’ve got a chronic asthma and they’re not getting the support and support they really need, they’re going to have a much harder time getting through the night,” Dr. Smith said.
“This is what happens when parents don’t take responsibility.
They’re not going out and making sure their baby is breathing well.”
Dr Brown says parents should talk to their GP about a plan for their child’s treatment.
“Talk to your GP and say, you know, you’ve got to take some of these medications, but what are you going to do with the other medications, is there an alternative to those medications?” she said, adding that parents should also discuss what options they have available to them.
“Are there alternative treatments, is this a treatment that’s going to be available for my baby, is it a treatment for my child’s family, are there alternatives that are safe for my family?”
Dr. Smith recommends parents seek advice from their doctor before making any drastic changes to their child, and then talk to a GP to find out how the options might work.
“Make sure you’re looking at the whole picture and the possibilities and make sure you’ve taken the right decisions and if you haven’t, take some time to get through that and make the best decision for your child.”
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