I get very frustrated when I see so many mothers taking the word of their ped. as gold on the topic of infant feeding. Doctors get VERY little instruction in medical school on the topic of nutrition and infant feeding and human lactation but yet they are the 1st person many run too when they have trouble with nursing or when they need advice on feeding their baby. I dont get it! It would be much better to consult an IBCLC (international board certified lactation consultant) or a certified nutritionist for help with such matters, they are specifically trained in the area as opposed to the doctor who had a few meager hours of nutrition class in medical school. Do they just not realize how very uneducated on the matter some doctors are? Some doctors are old school and despite new research and findings will still continue to be stuck in old ways and give out bad advice, I wish more parents realized this :(
Answer by amileegirl at 11:22 PM on Jan. 24, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 10:43 PM on Jan. 24, 2010
How would you know that doctors get very little education on infant feeding? Are you a doctor or ever been to medical school? Just curious.
Answer by legalmommy101 at 10:45 PM on Jan. 24, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 10:46 PM on Jan. 24, 2010
Answer by MELRN at 10:47 PM on Jan. 24, 2010
Answer by alejandra559 at 10:47 PM on Jan. 24, 2010
I am not a doctor but it is not hard to take a look at the curriculum and coarse study that doctors use in medical school, its not a huge secret, its not hidden from the public, anyone can find this sort of information out! I have a good friend who is currently in medical school and has confirmed this for me as well, that doctors do not get very much education in nutrition, they get some yes, but not enough to make your pediatrician an expert on infant feeding and breastfeeding, there are others who know WAY more about those topics like an IBCLC or a certified nutritionist.
Answer by jlizgar at 10:48 PM on Jan. 24, 2010
Im not saying dont seek advice from your ped. just dont seek advice on feeding from them! They are great if your child gets an illness or has an injury of if you do well baby appointments and want them to monitor your babys growth and development in comparison to other babys, but if your looking for specific information on breastfeeding or on infant feeding and nutrition, seek the advice of someone more knowledgable on those subjects, thats all im saying!
Answer by jlizgar at 10:51 PM on Jan. 24, 2010
Answer by Bellarose0212 at 10:53 PM on Jan. 24, 2010
Answer by MELRN at 10:53 PM on Jan. 24, 2010
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