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18 month check up and asinine Dr

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Took Amira to her 18 month checkup we hadn't been since she was nine months. I've been taking her to evening Pediatrics with the doctor that I really like. It Is the same owner of the day pedIatrIcs but the evenIng PedIatrIcs Dr Is educated on breastfeedIng and always encouragIng. AnywAy AmirA wAs in the 20 percentile for weight! which is awesome since she usually was between the three to five percentile. I told the Dr that she doesn't really drink milk but she does nurse 3 to 4 times. She looked at me and Said, " do you really think you're producing Still"; "I have this problem with all my nursing mothers"; " it's not necessary to keep nursing your baby"; " There's more calories in cows milk then your milk, if you even have any."Wow
My husband was with Me. .he chuckeled. ..and you guys don't know Me personally. ....but let Me just tell you I looked her directly in the eye and very calMly. "Well it looks like you may not have enough education in breastfeeding".I let her know that I was an educated mama. I told her that the who recommended at least 2 years. ObviOusly my milk was dOing just fine since she is thriving. I also let her know that she not need educate me on human development since that's what I have my degree in. And my other two degrees Are in mAternAl child And youth development. I told her as a community educator it was highly irresponsible of her to give wrong information and if she would like to give good information and congruent information then she had better educate her self. I told her that I do respect her medical advice that does not include feeding my baby. I also informed her that the evening Dr of the same practice always encourage my breast feeding and with more educated in this matter. Furthermore, she may want to consult that doctor for more information
The docTor was preTTy speechless and she nodded her head and conTinued her examinaTion.
My blood was boiling on the inside.
How asinine
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by on Apr. 4, 2013 at 8:32 AM
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gdiamante
by Group Mod - Gina on Apr. 4, 2013 at 11:29 PM

Good for you!

sleepymommy87
by on Apr. 5, 2013 at 12:19 AM
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Gosh i would have just slapped her. But maybe not really, but ugly words would have come out of my mouth. Lol
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Blue_Spiral
by on Apr. 5, 2013 at 7:06 AM


Me too.

I'm too submissive.

I accept information I KNOW is wrong, and don't say anything.

Maybe I'll start speaking up soon. It's just not okay for DOCTORS to say this B.S.

Quoting MommyO2-6631:

I don't understand their need to make mothers feel inadequate. Even though I don't offer information and never ask for advice from my pedi she always tries to make it out like I'm doing something wrong! But I'm shy.... and a big coward!


Quoting moroccanmommy:

When i was anew nursing mother i allowed then to make me feel inadequate. No more.



Quoting MommyO2-6631:

Woohoo!!! I bet she won't forget that :)


Blue_Spiral
by on Apr. 5, 2013 at 7:08 AM


Oh, and I want to know her reaction to that.............

MommyO2-6631
by Leslie on Apr. 5, 2013 at 7:09 AM
We need to grow backbones!


Quoting Blue_Spiral:


Me too.

I'm too submissive.

I accept information I KNOW is wrong, and don't say anything.

Maybe I'll start speaking up soon. It's just not okay for DOCTORS to say this B.S.

Quoting MommyO2-6631:

I don't understand their need to make mothers feel inadequate. Even though I don't offer information and never ask for advice from my pedi she always tries to make it out like I'm doing something wrong! But I'm shy.... and a big coward!





Quoting moroccanmommy:

When i was anew nursing mother i allowed then to make me feel inadequate. No more.





Quoting MommyO2-6631:

Woohoo!!! I bet she won't forget that :)




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B1Bomber
by on Apr. 5, 2013 at 9:48 AM
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I'm always amused when they act like being in the lower percentiles is, of itself, a bad thing. Statistically, SOMEONE has to be the smallest, the lightest, the shortest, just like SOMEONE has to be the tallest, the heaviest, etc.

The only thing that matters is that the babies are staying on a solid growth curve...if my 95th percentile baby suddenly dropped down to the 50th percentile, I might be a little worried. When my 15th percentile preemie jumped to the 40th percentile, I was thrilled :)

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