PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
MommyMed
 
Comments: 5
Article views: 3
 
 
Latest Badges:



 
View all MommyMed's badges.
 

Doctors should have kids...

30 January 2014, 07:44

…….before they treat kids!  I am a qualified General Practitioner with thirteen years of working experience.  I can honestly say that before I had my own two children, I was pretty clueless on the practicalities of raising and treating kids.  Don’t get me wrong….I can calculate the most intricate of drug dosages and if your child is really ill, I can resuscitate with the best of them. 

However, I had no real idea about sleep or feeding issues….how to get a baby into a good routine or just how hard and exhausting breastfeeding can be.  What is mostly interesting though is how easily we as doctors prescribe medications that I now know no child will EVER take!  One example is the ever so popular “rehydrate” type solutions if your child has gastro-enteritis.  I mean really, are there kids out there that actually swallow the stuff?  Mine flat out refuses!!  Eventually, out of a fear of dehydration, I would give her OROS or Rooibos Tea.  The only food she would eat was Simba chips - heaven forbid!  However, if that’s all your child has been willing to eat for three days then you’re too happy about the little energy it might provide.


The other deceiving script are those magical inhalers that are meant to cure allergies and that ever so irritating post-nasal drip.  Does your child allow you to anywhere near her nose with a nozzle?  Mine doesn’t and eye-drops……even more impossible!!


These are just a few examples of where what we are taught in theory really does not work in reality.   i seriously now, in retrospect, believe that all practitioners who treat kids should preferably have their own.  It will give you a whole new perspective!

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
5 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Ann Muigai
Gratitude is not just Courtesy; i...

Having a positive frame of mind at least once per day is very crucial in our everyday life. All of us have bad days and annoying moments.  Read more...

0 comments 52 views
Submitted by
ohomen171
Six Tense Hours In The Emergency ...

My dear friends Saturday Elena and I joyously celebrated 15 years together. Read more...

3 comments 96 views
Submitted by
Craig Pedersen738
"We condem in the strongest terms...

Who hasn't head this copy and paste lifeless response to the killing of a Police Officer in South Africa? Read more...

2 comments 145 views
Submitted by
Conlea Geldenhuys
Standard Bank Services Down

I am a bit concerned about Standard Bank. Read more...

4 comments 146 views
Submitted by
Beezy
Aliens and Satan

Satan and his crew are not naturalised citizens of earth, they are from another world.  Read more...

28 comments 577 views
Submitted by
EricdeCarlos
CCTV – False sense of security?

We’ve all seen it: CCTV footage of robberies in shops, stores, and in the homes of citizens living in this crime ridden country of ours. What purpose do they serve? Read more...

10 comments 275 views
 

services

E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on Android Get the latest from News24 on your Android device.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

Blogs Your opinion on you, me and everyone.

TV Get us in your home, on your television.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2015 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.