It hurts - Isaac Mwaura’s wife speaks on insensitive questions about her child

People really don’t understand how some questions and comments hurt - Mukami Mwaura.

The Preemie mum disclosed that people are often very insensitive about his delayed milestones forgetting that he has come from far as a pre-term baby.

Her son Njiru Maigua Mwaura, was born at only 28 weeks alongside his siblings Mwaura Maigua and Njeri Maigua but unfortunately after 3 months at Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Mwaura and Njeri passed on.

Speaking on her struggle as a preemie mum Mukami commented “I must admit, being a Preemie mum is not easy. The worst part about it is dealing with questions about delayed milestones. My son will be turning one year 5 months on 19th June. But since he turned one every most people I meet are always asking if he is walking ... others ask me if I have checked his calcium levels to see if he has a problem ... others who are close to me tell me I don’t walk him enough that’s why he is not walking. Other self-appointed nutritionists will tell me he is too small for his age ... he does not weigh as much... who died and appointed you the distributor of weight???”

She then went on to add “The thing is every child is different. I know my child is doing great considering his birth weight and his history ... so I don’t need you to highlight it after seeing him for one hour. People really don’t understand how some questions and comments hurt... We should endeavour to understand and appreciate that every child is different. Halafu be sensitive ... empathize before you ask some hurtful questions.”

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