I've been around EB long enough to know that it can be a bit hit and miss when it comes to M&CH nurses. I've been lucky to have wonderful nurses in my local area, however my friend who lives elsewhere seems to have drawn a short straw.
Her bub is 4 months old and has just started solids. Her nurse told her that it is important that she adds table salt to her baby's purees or to rice cereal, as it's vital that her kidneys adapt to processing salt from an early age.
I should add that the baby has no medical issues / reasons etc for needing salt.
I'm just speechless. I tried explaining that her bub doesn't need it and that, if anything, she'll get exposure to salt in good time through bread / cheese etc without needing to actually add it to purees.
However, my friend is the type of person who takes medical opinions as gospel, and has followed the nurse's advice. I've suggested she give her paediatrician or local GP a call for a second opinion.
Has anyone else heard of this theory? Have I been living under an iodised rock? Or, is this nurse just downright silly?