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no bottles at doctor

Posted by Anonymous   + Show Post

When my kids were 5months and 18months, I took them to a pediatrician with a no food or drink allowed policy what-so-ever. Not in the waiting room. Not in the exam room. Reason given was "it's a pediatrican's office, some kids have FOOD ALLERGIES"

That ALSO meant my 18m/o couldn't drink his sippy cup, and 5m/o couldn't drink his bottle of formula. I got scolded for giving an INFANT his bottle. But guess what? Breast feeding is protected by law so THOSE infants could eat while they were there. Thoughts on this? Anyone?

Oh I never took my kids to that doctor again and it was the only time they ever went to this practice.  :)

Posted by Anonymous on Jan. 17, 2013 at 5:13 PM
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jillbailey26
by on Jan. 17, 2013 at 5:29 PM

Our Dr never specified.  I don't know why they would.  I just looked it up and some have different policies.  Some have no food or drinks in the waiting room, but you're allowed to give bottles in the exam room.  Some have it to where you can't have anything at all.  

Quoting emilysmom8:

 But they allow breastfeeding? If that was the reason they didnt allow food or bottles they wouldnt allow breastfeeding either

Quoting jillbailey26:

They don't want kids eating before their appointment.  Part of the check up is them looking at their teeth, mouth, and throat.  Some kids gag.  If they've just been given something to eat, they could throw up all over the place.  

 



"Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification"  Romans 14:19

Pnukey
by Jenn on Jan. 17, 2013 at 5:30 PM

That's weird.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jan. 17, 2013 at 5:30 PM
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Where does this happen! I breastfed four kids without ever getting told I couldn't. Sure I got a side eye or two but who cares?!?! My mom is here and BF US so I asked her if she ever got told she couldn't BF and that was in the late 80s.
I swear some breastfeeders make this up. Of all the BF moms I know in life no one was ever refused service or thrown out of somewhere.

Quoting Anonymous:

How does it feel to be told you can't feed your baby? Breastfeeders get it all the time.
paigesmommy5264
by Silver Member on Jan. 17, 2013 at 5:31 PM
I see these comments a lot.. I breast fed all 3 of my kids for a little while and never once was told I couldn't feed them or asked to leave. I did always explain in restaurants to the hostess I'd like a corner seat in case my baby gets hungry
Always very accomidating.


Quoting Anonymous:

How does it feel to be told you can't feed your baby? Breastfeeders get it all the time.
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AA2.0
by Gold Member on Jan. 17, 2013 at 5:31 PM
That's absolutely ridiculous.
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ArisMom208
by on Jan. 17, 2013 at 5:31 PM

so you only let your kids have a drink when they eat?

thats stupid and i really doubt you only drink when you eat.

Quoting katie2007709:

not to sound mean or offend but thats not good for their teeth mine gets sippy at each meal and one before bed


Quoting Anonymous:

At that young of an age kids are always drinking a bottle or eating. My older one is now 2 and is CONSTANTLY drinking out of his sippy cup when he's not eating.

Quoting katie2007709:

so feed them before u go and after the apt




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by Pagan Mother on Jan. 17, 2013 at 5:31 PM

I would have found another doctor asap.

I can understand the no snacks thing, but no bottles???

Xanbuttsmom
by on Jan. 17, 2013 at 5:32 PM
My son would be pissed if he didn't have his sippy to well, sip on all day. I don't just get thirsty when I eat so im pretty sure ds doesn't either.

Quoting katie2007709:

not to sound mean or offend but thats not good for their teeth mine gets sippy at each meal and one before bed




Quoting Anonymous:

At that young of an age kids are always drinking a bottle or eating. My older one is now 2 and is CONSTANTLY drinking out of his sippy cup when he's not eating.

Quoting katie2007709:

so feed them before u go and after the apt



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KayelynnsMama
by Gold Member on Jan. 17, 2013 at 5:32 PM

You do know that if baby teeth get rotten it can affect their big teeth, right?

Quoting Anonymous:

I'm not too worried the 2y/o is a good boy about brushing his teether 2x a day and they're only baby teeth anyway.

Quoting katie2007709:

not to sound mean or offend but thats not good for their teeth mine gets sippy at each meal and one before bed


Quoting Anonymous:

At that young of an age kids are always drinking a bottle or eating. My older one is now 2 and is CONSTANTLY drinking out of his sippy cup when he's not eating.

Quoting katie2007709:

so feed them before u go and after the apt






Anonymous
by Anonymous 10 on Jan. 17, 2013 at 5:32 PM

I wouldnt go there either

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