'Panicky' new mums take kids to doctors 16 times in 1st year
The typical new mother makes 16 trips to the doctors in their child's first year, a study has revealed.
According to researchers, millions of mothers have confessed that they "panicked" and took their child to the doctors' surgery during their first 12 months, only to be told that the kid was suffering from minor ailments, the Daily Express reported.
The study, carried out by Benenden Healthcare Society, found that one in three mothers took the baby to the doctors with what turned out to be a common cold.
One in 10 even dashed to the surgery thinking that their baby was unconscious - only to be told that the child was sleeping.
Results showed that it took a new mum six and half months on average to become familiar to her child's different cries.