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  • #16
    Get a new peditrician.

    Also, what's with feeding a baby solids before they're 6 months old? That's crazy! My daughter was on the boob for her first 12 months, she didn't start on solids until she was 8 months. There is something very wrong with the "care" you and your loved ones are receiving.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by croí View Post
      I know in Ohio, if you do not present a current vaxination record with everything done, they will not let your child into school. At least for Ohio, it's the law.
      Actually EVERY state in the United States has an exemption so that your child does NOT need to get vaccinated to get into school. Every state. You can just google it and find the right way to do it in your state. So your child does NOT need to be vaxed to get into school.
      Home birthing legal mama. Unschooler. Jewish Intactivist (step away from the foreskin!). Full-term breastfeeder. Kettlebell padawan.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Muppet View Post
        Actually EVERY state in the United States has an exemption so that your child does NOT need to get vaccinated to get into school. Every state. You can just google it and find the right way to do it in your state. So your child does NOT need to be vaxed to get into school.
        Huh. Interesting, I did not know that. I've always been told the vax's were the law. Oh well, I would rather my son have a vax, then have to worry about chicken pox/ measels later on and an even bigger doctor bill.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Muppet View Post
          Can I ask why you are seeing a pediatrician repeatedly? I ask this seriously as there really is no reason to keep going unless there is a severe illness. They are not educated about nutrition or immunolgy or breastfeeding (which I hope you are still doing) or family beds (and NOT letting a baby "just" cry it out).

          Maybe you are vaccinating? If so do your research. A great place to start are the forums at www.mothering.com. Just go to the tab labeled "community." And there is a Subforum on vaxes. They also have forums in Spanish. So if you don't vax there is no real reason to go. Maybe if you like go once a year for giggles and statistics and lie about food or tell the doctor he truth - that it is none of his/her business.

          A very valid question Muppet....

          The Monkey was diagnosed with congenital hypothyroidism at 10 days old. A bit of a shocker when you are new parents, your monkey is not even 2 weeks old, the hospital are shut because it is knee deep in snow, no transport running, and it is your birthday. Still, that is not the point..... she has a thyroid, in the right place; it is just under-functioning, and we had it well under control within a few weeks. Thank the Lord for a decent endocrinologist and Mr Guthrie (heel-prick test).

          Because of that, coupled with the fact that she is 'underweight', they wanted to keep an eye on her, to make sure she was just small and nothing more serious. She also has a small hole in her heart. The cardiologist said there was absolutely nothing to worry about and to come and see him again in 8 months time when it should have closed up of it's own accord. As all deaths from Swine flu have been due to underlying heart problems, however, it was recommended that she have a flu/swine flu jab because of the hole-in-the-heart.

          So, at 6 months we went to see the pedo for vaccinations, at 7 months for the next bout, at 8 months for the flu jab, and 9 months for the second flu jab. But also, I guess, because we are new parents and our experience of being a parent at this moment in time has involved *a lot* of hospital time. So, going to see a pedo was just habit, something we had to do.

          Maybe the answer is simply to stop going?

          On a cultural note: I have no experience with the US, but in the UK a paediatrician is a specialist dealing with children's problems. Here in Spain a paediatrician is more a General Practitioner whose only patients are children and they mainly fill the role of a healthcare visitor.

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          • #20
            awesome, i lost a post.
            personally, we don't really go to a ped anymore because i found it was a waste of our time and one of us became sick just about everytime we went. ymmv because of your experience and your daughter's medical condition.

            as far as the pediatrician goes, if s/he is threatening to call cps, i would not stop going to a pediatrician. i would call a lactation consultant who is pro-extended nursing and ask her which doctors she likes to work with. then i would have all of your daughter's medical records changed over to that doctor. this covers your butt in case the old doc DOES call cps- you look less like you're an extremist, negligent parent and more like you were seeking a second opinion. sure, if your old doc reports you, in the end your family will probably stay together. but do you really want to RISK the possibility of forced separation, cessation of breastfeeding, and legal costs because that doctor is ignorant and power hungry?
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            • #21
              Originally posted by Saoirse View Post

              as far as the pediatrician goes, if s/he is threatening to call cps, i would not stop going to a pediatrician. i would call a lactation consultant who is pro-extended nursing and ask her which doctors she likes to work with. then i would have all of your daughter's medical records changed over to that doctor. this covers your butt in case the old doc DOES call cps- you look less like you're an extremist, negligent parent and more like you were seeking a second opinion. sure, if your old doc reports you, in the end your family will probably stay together. but do you really want to RISK the possibility of forced separation, cessation of breastfeeding, and legal costs because that doctor is ignorant and power hungry?
              +1000

              FWIW here in the US a Pedatrician is just a GP who only sees children. we take our kids to a great practice, that has 2 LCs on Staff - though there is one bone headed idiot - who told me bf babies can't have reflux... & he always tells new parents that they NEED to supplement w/formula...he is getting better, b/c he's giving less of that advice now that there are more physcians on staff that either have or are bfing... so he's learning...

              here's two links for finding an LC
              http://www.ilca.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3337
              http://www.iblce.org/
              The most depraved type of human being is the man without a purpose. ~ Ayn Rand
              What's your purpose? Mine is Optimal Health.

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              SW 190lb
              Leptin Reset Redux (1Sep 2011) SW 170lbs
              25 Sep 2011 160lbs
              1 Dec 2011 158lbs!
              GW ~135lbs
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              Mother of 2, and wife to a kick ass husband...trying to contain chaos and havoc on a daily basis

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              • #22
                I would be finding a different ped as well and NOT bring up the topic of food. Be evasive and nod a lot. We don't generally go to the ped either, good place for the kid to pick up an illness as the pp said.
                Mama to 4, wife to my love

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