Staff at a baby-weighing clinic in Thamesmead barred a mum from warming her 8-week-old son's bottle due to "health and safety" fears, it has been claimed.Oh noes! 'elf n' safety gawn mad, innit?
The mum-of-five said...Five?!?
...when she first arrived for the centre's baby weighing clinic, she was given a waiting number of 13, meaning a wait of at least half an hour.
She said: "My son was due a bottle around 1.30pm so at 1.20pm so I asked a member of staff if I could warm his bottle.
"At first I was told to wait and the staff member would find somewhere. Then after five minutes when my son became very impatient I asked again to which I was told 'No, I'm sorry we can't warm bottles due to health and safety'.
"I then asked what could possibly be so dangerous about warming a bottle in a microwave for 30 seconds?
"I was treated as if my request was totally unreasonable and shown absolutely no compassion."Gosh! That's so unprecedented, isn't it, for the NHS?
The 35-year-old said her son was unable to keep cold milk down and so she was forced to take him home again and come back later.
She said: "Could you imagine if a first time mum experienced that who didn't live so close? It's just dreadful.
"To me it's just like going into KFC and they've got no chicken."Errr, well, no. The purpose of KFC is to sell fried chicken. The purpose of a mother & baby clinic isn't to pander to your desires and whims of your child, but to weigh the damned thing!
As a commenter (comments are generally unsympathetic) points out:
"How about taking responsibility and accountability for your own baby and not think the world should revolve around you because you have had a baby."It seems people are generally fed up with the demands of these people - the Southend 'Echo' had to close comments on a similar story, so unsympathetic were they to the bleats of the outraged party!
Angry Exile on Twitter points to a possible 'Breastapo Backlash' but I wonder if it's a bit more than that...