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Old 03-07-2007, 10:42 PM   #1
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I need a new pediatrician

Any tips on how to find a pediatrician who supports Attachment Parenting?

My current pedi is very good with my baby and I trust him if we were ever to have a medical emergency...but his philosophies most often don't jive with mine... I know that ultimately I go to the doctor for medical help, but it would also be nice to be able to get advice (that I feel comfortable taking) on issues such as breastfeeding, sleeping, solids, vaccinating, etc.

There are so many pediatricians around here, how do I just choose one off the insurance list and hope that a) she/he is a great doctor, and b) I agree with her/his parenting philosophies? I know that referrals/word of mouth are often the best way but I don't know a whole lot of women "in real life" whose opinons I would trust in this matter (sad but true...).

Are you happy with your current pediatrician, and if so, how did you find her/him? Do you have a list of interview questions you asked? How AP-friendly is your pedi? Just want to hear others' experiences with this matter, good or bad!

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Old 03-07-2007, 11:42 PM   #2
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there's an AP group on yahoo -

hope you find one!
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Ugh. We are seeing a new pedi today. I'm hoping she's ok, but we'll see. She's got to be better than the military assigned pedi, right?
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Re: I need a new pediatrician

Maybe contact a local LLL leader and see what drs they recommend? They can be a great resource for that kind of thing.
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Re: I need a new pediatrician

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Maybe contact a local LLL leader and see what drs they recommend? They can be a great resource for that kind of thing.
I was just about to say this! LLL leaders are great resources, not just for breastfeeding! Even if they don't know an AP friendly pediatrition, they often know a bunch of people and wouldn't mind asking around for ya! Good luck on finding a pediatrition that works for you and your children!
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Maybe contact a local LLL leader and see what drs they recommend? They can be a great resource for that kind of thing.
I found a great ped that way. Give it a try.
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Old 03-08-2007, 09:45 AM   #7
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Re: I need a new pediatrician

Thanks for the suggestions! I have a LLL meeting today and I was planning on asking around, I didn't really think about specifically asking the leader though. That's a great idea!
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