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Old 06-04-2009, 10:07 AM   #21
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Re: Silliest advice from a doctor/nurse

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"Have you tried saltines and ginger ale?"

- a nurse @ my OB's office at my first prenatal appt. (8 wks) after I'd already been to the ER once (6 wks) for IV rehydration due to hyperemesis.
Isn't that the truth.

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Old 06-04-2009, 10:12 AM   #22
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Our OLD pediatrician told me that I would get more time to myself if I started formula feeding. THis was after I told her how important breastfeeding was to me.
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Old 06-04-2009, 10:18 AM   #23
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Isn't that the truth.
yeah, I got so tired of being dissapointed that medical professionals trained to deal with pregnant women had no idea that HG was different than run of the mill morning sickness! It turned out to be wishful thinking, but I just kept expecting them to have SOME knowledge of the condition.

Oh, and another good one:

"Just wait til you hit 13 weeks. You'll feel better than you've ever felt in your life!"

- the OB I saw at the same (my first prenatal @ 8 wks) appointment

It was almost fun to show up at my 16 wk appointment still barely able to get off of the sofa due to the debilitating nausea/vomitting (and that was while I was on Zofran!) just to be able to say "yeah, what now?"

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Nothing too terrible, but they do keep reminding me to have a yogurt each day. I'm pregnant with #2 and apparently yogurt is all the rage for your extra calories per day b/c it's healthy and nutritious, blah blah. I haven't gained any weight yet. Which is all well and good except that I'm lactose intolerant and I won't be able to stand in the same room as my patients if I eat a yogurt per day.
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Old 06-04-2009, 11:28 AM   #25
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seriously...where do people come up with this stuff?
Totally! It's just plain sad. I hate to have reasons to mistrust the medical community, but then I read stuff like this...
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I was told NOT to give avocado as a first food because it's too high in cholesterol.
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Old 06-04-2009, 11:43 AM   #27
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I was told NOT to give avocado as a first food because it's too high in cholesterol.
I was laughing before, but that one really cracked me up!
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Old 06-04-2009, 11:45 AM   #28
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My DS was 9 lbs 11 ozs at birth. We hadn't picked a ped prior to his birth, so I took him to see the on-call ped at the hospital for his 2 week appointment. He weighed about 12 lbs at two weeks and she asked me how often I was feeding. I told her it was on demand, about every 2 hours. She said that I was overfeeding him, he was gaining too much weight, and to scale it back to every 3-4 hours. She then proceeded to tell me that she had nursed her kids, yada yada yada . . .

Needless to say, I found another ped who is very BF friendly. He didn't bat an eye at my DS nursing until 16 mos.
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ugh. Right?? bc my 8 month old is going to eat enough avocados for it to make a difference. that old fart is no longer her ped
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Old 06-04-2009, 12:32 PM   #30
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-I should be giving iron/fluoride drops because I am nursing
-I should get ds out of my bed before I become his favorite lovey
-I shouldn't feed ds at night if he cries as he may begin to expect it
-My favorite--just gently pull ds foreskin back to clean it...
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