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Our whole family sees the same family practice doctor except my daughter because the NICU insisted. I'm just not seeing much of a point to seeing a pediatrician. She was born 6 weeks early spent a week in the NICU: 6 hours on the ventilator,2 days nasal canula with room air,4 days on the feeding tube. she discharged breathing,eating and keeping warm on her own at 35 weeks gestational age. At this point she is a 5lb 4oz newborn(birth weight 5lb 3oz) on mildly special formula(high calorie). There's honestly not much about her that makes her much of a special case. Also our doctor is at the same clinic as the pediatrician so in the past if he's felt the need to run it past him he's just walked down the hall and asked.
IDK leave her with the pediatrician for now or switch? How long would you leave her with the pediatrician?
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Answer by madmueller at 8:37 PM on Nov. 19, 2012
Pediatrician. I would not go to a Podiatrist for an ear ache. You go with the person who specializes in what you need, who is currently up to date on vaccine info for a child, who sees children every day so they can identify a problem right away, who has children's vaccines (in the correct doses) on hand, who has staff accustomed to dealing with children/babies, who is experienced in the latest child related illnesses going around etc.
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