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My doc is clueless about BF...

Posted by on Jun. 23, 2012 at 5:40 AM
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And I love him for it! My whole family sees the same doc. He is a wonderful family doc and runs a Christian based practice and I even love his partners. I am a nurse so I hand picked him based on experiences I had with him. But BF he knows nothing about. When DS (now 2) was born he was honest about BF, said he didn't know much and even though I said I was doing fine he insisted that I take baby and meet with the LC at our hospital. I am glad that I did. And now with DD(9wks) he is super supportive and even a little curious about how it works and what I do while working. I respect that he is supportive, admits that he isn't too knowledgable about BF, but knows to send BF mothers to the LC for help & support. I have seen so many moms on here who have docs giving bad advice and I just wish everyone had a great doc like mine :)
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kate_m.
by on Jun. 23, 2012 at 7:05 AM
That's awesome!!! I agree I wish more were like your dr and just admit they don't know very much rather than just suggesting ff!! I have a good pedi too or at least I think I do...we haven't had any issues where he has given me wrong advice (a few unnecessary weigh ins but...that's no big deal at least not to me) and is completely supportive. I think most drs have an ego that gets in the way don't like to admit they don't know a whole lot about it!
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norahsmommy
by Silver Member on Jun. 23, 2012 at 7:57 AM
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I would MUCH rather a doc admit they just don't know about something. :)
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hlzcmjzajz
by on Jun. 23, 2012 at 8:00 AM
That's great! My dr is pretty much the same way- he admitted at one of my dd's appts that he didn't know much about bf & had called a lc to get more info! Its awesome to have drs who really care isn't it? :)
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tabi_cat1023
by Group Mod - Tabitha on Jun. 23, 2012 at 10:24 AM



Quoting norahsmommy:

I would MUCH rather a doc admit they just don't know about something. :)

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lovinmyboys...
by Member on Jun. 23, 2012 at 10:27 AM
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I would rather have a well educated doctor. Our doctor is very knowledgeable. You would think yours would want to be able to inform his patients correctly.
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Tylersmom119
by on Jun. 23, 2012 at 11:58 AM
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I can understand that :). Unfortunately there aren't many docs who are educated about BF and infant nutrition, especially family practice docs since the majority of their pt's are older children and adults. I trust my doc with our whole family and I know that whatever problem we have he will either help us or find the right doc who can "inform his pt correctly" and provide the right diagnosis.


Quoting lovinmyboys...:

I would rather have a well educated doctor. Our doctor is very knowledgeable. You would think yours would want to be able to inform his patients correctly.

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tabi_cat1023
by Group Mod - Tabitha on Jun. 23, 2012 at 12:02 PM
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Bfing is a specialty. Isnt it better to have a doctor that refers to a specialist(ibclc) than one that doesnt? Iff i had a broken bone i would go to a radiologist for an xray. If i had heart issues i would go to a cardiologist.


Quoting lovinmyboys...:

I would rather have a well educated doctor. Our doctor is very knowledgeable. You would think yours would want to be able to inform his patients correctly.

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TiffanyMarie80
by Tiffany on Jun. 23, 2012 at 12:46 PM
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I agree :) We see a family practice dr, too, and I love him! He's great with my kids- and he's smart enough to know when to call in help rather than thinking he can do it all.

Quoting Tylersmom119:

I can understand that :). Unfortunately there aren't many docs who are educated about BF and infant nutrition, especially family practice docs since the majority of their pt's are older children and adults. I trust my doc with our whole family and I know that whatever problem we have he will either help us or find the right doc who can "inform his pt correctly" and provide the right diagnosis.




Quoting lovinmyboys...:

I would rather have a well educated doctor. Our doctor is very knowledgeable. You would think yours would want to be able to inform his patients correctly.

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hriabywx4
by Bronze Member on Jun. 23, 2012 at 12:51 PM
I love seeing a Dr that knows him limits. That is wonderful!
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JoyfulMommy1221
by on Jun. 23, 2012 at 2:31 PM
That is an awesome doc!! =)
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