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Old 11-04-2011, 01:53 PM   #11
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WOW! Sounds like the comment came from a combination of being ill-informed, unprofessional and miscommunication. Sorry mama :-(

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Old 11-04-2011, 02:08 PM   #12
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Very unprofessional! Time for a new practice!
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Old 11-04-2011, 02:47 PM   #13
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Yikes! I agree with PP about finding a new pediatrician (or at the very least, not seeing THIS particular one). Even if that is his professional opinion, not his personal opinion, his delivery was highly rude (and I don't believe he was correct, anyways). So I would find a new pediatrician. We had a similar experience with selective vaxing, and we now drive 45 minutes to a ped who will listen to us and respect our decisions and research. You know what's best for your LO, just ignore him and find someone that will respect your opinions and research.
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Old 11-05-2011, 08:37 PM   #14
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I agree - find a new doctor. And I would be letting the practice know in writing why I made that decision. Having an opinion is one thing, calling your patient's parent selfish is quite another.
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Old 11-05-2011, 09:51 PM   #15
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This is completely out of line and I would totally seek other options! Our Ped. tries to be very supportive of things, and he is a very old fashioned Dr. But he puts the effort in, and respects me as a parent. This guy sounds like a fruit cake from the funny farm.
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Wow. that stinks... Our pedi doesn't even recommend solids until 6 mos. In their paperwork for early visits, they say "if you must give solids before six months, you can start w....."
I'd call the office manager and talk it over w/ them so that hopefully the other drs in the practice become aware and he realizes that this is not an acceptable way to behave (and he is wrong!!!)
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Re: Ped says I'm selfish for waiting to introduce solids?

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Yikes! I agree with PP about finding a new pediatrician (or at the very least, not seeing THIS particular one). Even if that is his professional opinion, not his personal opinion, his delivery was highly rude (and I don't believe he was correct, anyways). So I would find a new pediatrician. We had a similar experience with selective vaxing, and we now drive 45 minutes to a ped who will listen to us and respect our decisions and research. You know what's best for your LO, just ignore him and find someone that will respect your opinions and research.
I agree with the bolded and would find a new ped immediately. Regardless of whether they agree with your position or not, they need to be respectful, and it sounds like the doctor was most definitely NOT showing you respect.

And FWIW, I didn't start DD on solids until 6.5 months and she did just fine!
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Old 11-06-2011, 11:01 AM   #18
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Wow... if there is one thing that nursing isn't it isn't selfish! Uggh...I would not be wanting to see him again.
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Old 11-06-2011, 04:03 PM   #19
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Obviously not all doctors are equally good, or equally knowledgeable. My first pediatrician I found super annoying and his office ran SO slow (which is an enormous pet peeve of mine) so I looked around and asked around and found a doctor I REALLY like who is very experienced as a doctor and father. He told me once that the older he gets the less rigid he is about things because he's seen how different all babies are and there really isn't a cut-and-dried rule that will apply to all of them.
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Re: Ped says I'm selfish for waiting to introduce solids?

I'd be seeking out another pediatrician. I can attest that I tried rice cereal with my 6 month old for less than a week. She was having a hard time swallowing it. So I gave it up until she turned 7 months old. At 7 months, she can swallow much better. In addition to rice cereal, I've also just started her on Stage 1 peas & apples. She's eaten Baby Mum-mums twice & seems to enjoy eating them although she makes faces like she doesn't like the taste. Seeing the way my daughter is eating now at 7 months makes me happy I didn't force feed her at 6 months. Hang in there, mama! There's nothing wrong with wanting the best nutrition for your baby & that's mama's milk!!!
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