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Old 08-01-2013, 08:48 AM   #21
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We did! You can absolutely interview your doctor before becoming a patient. Just call and ask the front desk to setup a 15 minute interview (non-clinical) appointment. Most docs are happy to do it.
We did, too. This is an essential part of finding a pediatrician.

It might even help to talk to your OB and ask them to recommend someone. Mine was brutally honest about different pediatricians around town. We ended up with one we are very happy about.

OP - Your baby sounds fine. I would get a second opinion.

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Old 08-01-2013, 10:36 AM   #22
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We did, too. This is an essential part of finding a pediatrician.

It might even help to talk to your OB and ask them to recommend someone. Mine was brutally honest about different pediatricians around town. We ended up with one we are very happy about.
I tried my OB and my friends pick wasn't excepting new babies. This office was the only expecting within a reasonable distance. They would not do a non clinical visit for me to meet a doctor. Then I never would of dream that the 2 female dr were not going to be pro-BF. They sent whom ever was on call to the hospital for the 3 days, I didn't get the same dr while I was there. I have meet a 4 dr now and only like the last one, who encouraged me to bf for 18 months.

They also have a policy (I was using disposable at first) that you can throw a diaper away in their office. They strongly suggest that you take the stinky diaper with you. - I used the waste basket in the public bathroom down the hall from the office.
Now when I go in, the nurses ask me about cd and the NP has no clue how to resnap the diaper. Honestly it is not that hard, it goes on like any other diaper.
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Old 08-01-2013, 10:49 AM   #23
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As long on charts ok. My ped said once off charts then need to look further. My toddler went down below. Because I think almond milk & lots of running around. Once she got on whole milk better. Could just be your baby dna. My toddler @ 2 isw about same weight as 5 month brother... but bro is bigger so weight gain is in line with his age although they are 2 different ages.just tiny girl & big boy.....
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Old 08-01-2013, 11:58 AM   #24
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Re: Low(er) weight - mostly breastfed

WOW. A feeding specialist? There IS no such thing.

I personally think you need to find a new doctor. If you don't, then you are going to have to stick to your guns.

Today I went to my pedi and she said A) there is no proven benefit to starting solids early B) solids should not be the primary source of nutrition until after 18 months C) there is no need to start babies on carbohydrates and actually it's better to start on proteins D) no need to do purees!

I wasn't sure we were going to stick with her when she suggested we try rice cereal in a bottle for dd's reflux. I thought she was going to be an old fuddy duddy doctor - but after our conversation today she is definitely a KEEPER!

GL to you. Just remember - do NOT let that doctor intimidate you! YOU are the parent!
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Old 08-01-2013, 12:28 PM   #25
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WOW. A feeding specialist? There IS no such thing.

I personally think you need to find a new doctor. If you don't, then you are going to have to stick to your guns.

Today I went to my pedi and she said A) there is no proven benefit to starting solids early B) solids should not be the primary source of nutrition until after 18 months C) there is no need to start babies on carbohydrates and actually it's better to start on proteins D) no need to do purees!

I wasn't sure we were going to stick with her when she suggested we try rice cereal in a bottle for dd's reflux. I thought she was going to be an old fuddy duddy doctor - but after our conversation today she is definitely a KEEPER!

GL to you. Just remember - do NOT let that doctor intimidate you! YOU are the parent!
There are feeding therapists. Our hospital has a whole outpatient feeding cleaning for people with oral eating issues....
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Just had our 6 month check up...DD is 12 pounds 3 ounces and 23.5 inches..in the 3rd percentile for both height and weight...we recently started some solids...ped was totally pleased comfortable with her size...hubs and I are small people...
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I just had a similar run in at dd2's 6 month check up. The cnp told me to feed her more solids because she needs more food. She nurses a lot and is happy. She pees and poops more than enough- I wash sooo many diapers!!! Lol she's been nibbling on solids but I'm not going to push than, she's just my lil peanut! She weighs 14lbs and is 27 inches

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Old 08-08-2013, 11:42 AM   #28
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I just had a similar run in at dd2's 6 month check up. The cnp told me to feed her more solids because she needs more food. She nurses a lot and is happy. She pees and poops more than enough- I wash sooo many diapers!!! Lol she's been nibbling on solids but I'm not going to push than, she's just my lil peanut! She weighs 14lbs and is 27 inches

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The thing I liked about our visit was solids were not forced and I was not forced (wasn't even suggested to supplement or stop nursing). The ONLY things I did not agree with were the way she suggested we put her to bed at night (DH feeds her a 5 ounce bottle if BM to give me a small break but I always end up nursing her after until she is ALMOST asleep, DH calls this magic boobie time)...ped said to put her to bed after bottle bc in her opinion dd didn't need "magic boobie time." Well, I'm not going to let her cry (for an extensive period if time...I have started giving her 10 minutes) so I'm not going to stop that.

The other thing ped said if DD wakes up at night, she should not need to eat, she should be able to go 8-10 hoyrs without eating at night (she gets 4 ounces of formula IF she wakes up as DH will get up with her then too. That's just the way we've done it...I nurse all day and pump at night...works for us)Well, I'm going to feed her if she wakes up....sorry doc :-)
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Old 08-13-2013, 09:59 AM   #29
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Re: Low(er) weight - mostly breastfed

Another vote for changing doctors. Has he always been at about 50%? There is absolutely no reason for concern unless he is dropping on the charts-and even then, no real reason to worry as long as he is active n meeting milestones and output is good
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