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Old 06-11-2007, 09:58 PM   #11
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Re: Why are so many pediatricians outdated?

Not being up to date on breastfeeding has been my recent beef with my ped. Kyla's weight is not increasing as quickly as the growth chart that is based on formula fed babies so the ped has strongly "suggested" that I start supplementing with formula. He told me that he is worried about my supply. Yeah, so giving her formula and stuffing her with solids is really going to help increase my supply so I can still breastfeed? It's so frustrating that pediatricans will say that breastfeeding is best but them dispense recommendations that can ruin the chance of breastfeeding!


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Old 06-11-2007, 10:03 PM   #12
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that's why I smile and nod unless if it requires a response. it's just not worth the argument and I happen to be friends with my ped! LOL.

with my next one, I'm going to delay visits until I'm ready to vax. it's just not worth hassling with them about it!
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Old 06-11-2007, 10:16 PM   #13
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My pedi has been great about the carseat thing. EVERY visit she's made a point to say "She takes every ride in a carseat rear facing until AT LEAST 20lbs and one year old!" She's a bit more oldfashioned in other respects though. I'm planning on changing our vaxing schedule as of our next visit since we've been on schedule till now and I don't want to be anymore and I don't know how she'll handle that.

How does one go about finding a pedi who is more open to other routes? Is there like, a natural parenting pedi database or something, man that would be fantastic!!
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Old 06-12-2007, 12:52 PM   #14
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Re: Why are so many pediatricians outdated?

I like our pedi okay. When we lived in Philadelphia we all saw a family practice dr who was really great. He delivered dd and was really proud of his low c-section rate. He suggested we co-sleep when dd didn't sleep well in her bassinet and said it was perfectly safe as long as we weren't using drugs, drinking, etc. But we moved to IL and started seeing a regular ped. He is older and is in a faculty practice with a med school. So they stay pretty up to date. He told me to keep dd rear facing in her car seat as long as possible and recommended soft soled shoes. I haven't really talked with him about breastfeeding, etc. since dd was 9 months when we started going there. I don't really ask his opinion on things or volunteer mine. We're starting to TTC so when we have another baby I'll go over some things with him before deciding whether or not to stay.

Someone asked about how to find a good pedi. At forums there is a section called "finding your tribe" they have geographic groups and usually people post about finding doctors.
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