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dental drama

Posted by on Apr. 5, 2013 at 3:16 PM
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Ok so I took my 3 to a new dentist (my 6yr holds dentist he was scared of so we asked our pediatrician who the best is and she recommended this lady. My 2yr old and 7mth old had never seen a dentist)
We went in and check in was quick and really kid geared. We got called to the back and that's when the drama started.
she tried telling me breastfeeding causes cavities and I needed to supplement something healthy in cause breast needs to be 3 times a day for meals only and I needed to feed her before I nursed cause that's how she'd get full.
Thoughts and opinions? Ill post mine later
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MommyO2-6631
by Leslie on Apr. 5, 2013 at 3:17 PM
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the lady was a quack and i would not trust her with my children!!
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MusherMaggie
by Platinum Member on Apr. 5, 2013 at 3:19 PM
She certainly knows nothing about breastfeeding. Did you volunteer that you are or did she ask?
Zazayam
by Nicki on Apr. 5, 2013 at 3:28 PM

That's just simply not true at all, in any way...

littlecheifsmom
by Bronze Member on Apr. 5, 2013 at 3:29 PM

yeaah id change drs. 

Jlynn8710
by on Apr. 5, 2013 at 3:31 PM
She asked what kinda formula and what brand bottles I used and I told her mommy milk.


Quoting MusherMaggie:

She certainly knows nothing about breastfeeding. Did you volunteer that you are or did she ask?

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jackiewal10
by Silver Member on Apr. 5, 2013 at 3:33 PM
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OMG!  What an idiot!!!  First of all, ummmm....WHY is a DENTIST telling you what and how often to feed your kid??  She has ZERO training in that.  NONE. Her job is teeth.  Second of all, find another new dentist, because any professional who tells you to decrease BFing a child who in under a year is a quack.

Jlynn8710
by on Apr. 5, 2013 at 3:34 PM
Exactly, and I don't. She tried to tell me that at each 6mth visit an xray is needed to track development and see if there's any problems. I told her she won't be doing it to my 3.


Quoting MommyO2-6631:

the lady was a quack and i would not trust her with my children!!

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audmom1218
by Silver Member on Apr. 5, 2013 at 4:07 PM
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Wow. I'd ask where she got her nutrition degree, and I would be reporting her to the state board for making recommendations that were incorrect and outside her scope of practice!!!
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maggiemom2000
by Ruby Member on Apr. 5, 2013 at 4:10 PM

Wow. So many wrongs it is hard to know what to comment on first.

Why on earth does a dentist even think she should be giving breastfeeding advice??

aehanrahan
by Group Mod - Amy on Apr. 5, 2013 at 4:14 PM
THIS!!!
NOTHING that she said is correct! Breastmilk does NOT cause cavities, it protects against them (unless there are food particles left on the teeth). She gave VERY DANGEROUS advice that can lead to malnourishment because babies don't get nutrition from solids until at least a year. Their bodies can't properly digest them and absorb the nutrients. Report her! She's giving false advice that she's not even qualified to give!


Quoting jackiewal10:

OMG!  What an idiot!!!  First of all, ummmm....WHY is a DENTIST telling you what and how often to feed your kid??  She has ZERO training in that.  NONE. Her job is teeth.  Second of all, find another new dentist, because any professional who tells you to decrease BFing a child who in under a year is a quack.

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