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Old 11-07-2011, 07:37 AM   #21
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Re: Ped says I'm selfish for waiting to introduce solids?

Um, I did actually delay solids for selfish reasons - just one more thing to wash and another thing to do. My fat and happy BF baby didn't show any interest in solids so I was in no hurry. Wonder what yoru doc would have said about me?

Sorry you had to deal with this. I wish I could say it gets easier but I've learned to tailor my response - Is the baby sleeping through the night? He sleeps like a baby I say with a big smile.

You know what's best for your baby.

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Old 11-07-2011, 08:14 AM   #22
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I'd also change peds. My ped had never heard of BLW, but my daughter has always been in the 90th percentile and above, so whatever I'm doing must be working.
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Old 11-10-2011, 10:27 AM   #23
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I didn't read all of the responses, but regardless of why he said that, I hope you find a new Ped or practice.
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Old 11-10-2011, 10:35 AM   #24
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I just got that earfull today! And gasp no cereals because Allergies run in the family. She said that I would continue to see his percentile drop if I didn't. I'm pretty sure a 6 month old that crawls and extremely active plays a role in that! And I did it with my daughter and she's fine.
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Old 11-10-2011, 11:49 AM   #25
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I just got that earfull today! And gasp no cereals because Allergies run in the family. She said that I would continue to see his percentile drop if I didn't. I'm pretty sure a 6 month old that crawls and extremely active plays a role in that! And I did it with my daughter and she's fine.
My kids start at the 90th percentile and then drop off at about the same time. They just end up being lean kids and not too tall. Luckily, my ped. had the sense to look at my dh and I and notice neither is what you would call big.

I never got that pushing the cereal thing. Luckily, my ped. never pushed when I said I start with real food.
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Old 11-10-2011, 12:05 PM   #26
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We currently have to use a practice with a ton of ped. drs (small town). The one that saw my latest nursling at the hospital was a piece of work! He actually threw the cloth diaper at the nurse in the nursery and said "What is this thing!?!". I know because the nurses were laughing about it later in my room. Anyway, he tried to tell my DH and I a lot of things but we just kind of glazed over and nodded. I refused the Hep at the hospital as this is something I always do. I really didn't care what he thought (comes with the large amount of wrinkles and grey I currently have). Another ped. at the office recommended I start using a bottle on my baby for "my freedom". That is hysterical really but I think he thought he was doing the right thing. I just gave him a little smile and said, Dr. I have four children under the age of 5...there is no "freedom"! He then laughed and the conversation was normal. If it bothers you too much, get a new doctor for sure. The "selfish" comment was completely out of line. So sorry this happened to you Mama! Some of these doctors really have absolutely no bedside manner to speak of or complete knowledge of their job.
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Old 11-10-2011, 12:55 PM   #27
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I had a Ped tell me at my youngest DD's 12 mth well baby check up that I had to stop breastfeeding because if i did not she would not eat solid food,funny how she's been eating solid food for over 2.5 mths by then. I quickly let the Ped know her information was completely wrong,she of course was just baffled by this and DD went on to nurse until she was 32 mths old.
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Re: Ped says I'm selfish for waiting to introduce solids?

I can't stand rude doctors! I would def change peds.
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Old 11-25-2011, 03:09 PM   #29
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Re: Ped says I'm selfish for waiting to introduce solids?

That's really too bad that he was not more supportive. I would follow your heart. They may be the expert in the field of med but you are the expert of your baby.

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Old 11-25-2011, 05:08 PM   #30
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Fire him. Sigh. It's crazy the things doctors tell us as fact that we know is stupid. My ped flat out told me that breastfeeding grossed him out. Yes, his wife breastfed his kids and he knows the health benefits but it grosses him out. He was pretty horrified when I told him I planned to breastfeed DD until well after her open heart surgery at 15 months. lol He assurred me that I didn't have too. I assurred him that I was going to give my DD and I that comfort during the most traumatic event of our lives.
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