BBC: Criticism for ban on baby cooing
A national support group for mothers has criticised a hospital that has banned visitors to the neo-natal unit from cooing at babies.
A hospital spokesman said the guidelines were issued "in response to parents' concerns".
The hospital issued the ban over concerns that a baby's human rights may be breached by cooing visitors and also because of fears over spreading infections.
Debbie Lawson, neo-natal manager at the hospital's special care baby unit, said: "We know people have good intentions and most people cannot resist cooing over new babies but we need to respect the child.
"Cooing should be a thing of the past because these are little people with the same rights as you or me."
Has the whole world gone mad?